Sunderland Rough Sleepe...

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.

Key Information

We offer:

  • 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 Service Manager Danielle Meir on 07812666245 for more information.

Call us

07855 229 518

Are you eligible?

We support people who are experiencing homelessness across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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