Hope Housing Training and Support Ltd
What the project does
Hope is supported housing for single homeless individuals. We also provide training and education to our residents to enable them to move forward into independent living i.e. non-supported accommodation and seeking employment.
We currently house 80 vulnerable people with multiple issues including:
- Foster care / lack of adhesion with family
- Drug & alcohol abuse
- Mental health problems i.e. depression and anxiety
Our clients are offered 1:1 support from our trained counselling and support staff who do a fantastic job in helping them overcome the many personal issues they face. We also help our residents with budgeting skills, applying for funds, claiming benefits that they are entitled to as well other ad hoc issues that are unique to the individual. We have a large garden area which we encourage residents to maintain and grow fruit and vegetables which they are able to harvest. We have a gym within our flagship site ‘St Johns Lodge’ that enables clients to exercise, decrease stress levels and improve their health. Additionally we have recently purchased a mini bus which provides clients with transport necessary to connect them to and benefit from the local community i.e. Dorset Jurassic Coast, museums, football courts and training seminars.