Sunderland Rough Sleeper Outreach (The Old Orphanage)
Housing and Homelessness
Introduction to Service
Changing Lives works in partnership with Sunderland Council to deliver an assertive outreach service working on a No First or Second Night Out policy.
The team conduct daily city/town centre walkabouts and also early morning outreach, with late night outreach taking place occasionally, with the support of the local police, to engage those hardest to reach.
We also support those with no fixed abode and ‘sofa surfers’, or those accommodated in temporary hostels, with brief interventions to improve their circumstances. We aim to link people up with the supported accommodation pathway across the two geographical areas.
- Access to safe supported accommodation
- One-to-one person-centred support
- Brief interventions around substance misuse, financial needs, health issues etc
- Trauma-informed care
How to contact
Our assertive outreach service responds to direct referrals to the team from members of the public, professional agencies and the local authorities.
Contact Sophie Joyce on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07855229518 for more information.
07855 229 518
Are you eligible?
We support people who are experiencing homelessness across Sunderland and South Tyneside.
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