on Single Homelessness
DASH endeavours to do this in many ways, the main focus being on providing Supported Housing in our own and managed property and a Tenancy Support Service (Floating Support) to tenants of other organisations.
We also provide accommodation in a supportive environment for vulnerable women who have multiple and complex needs, and to empower them in overcoming any barriers which may be stopping them from accessing housing and other support services.
We are an independent charity that provides accommodation with support to people who are homeless or are about to become homeless.
We have many years of experience in effectively assessing and managing people that, for whatever reason have become homeless. Some of the most prevalent reasons for homelessness being; young inexperienced people on their own for the first time, people with mental health problems or learning difficulties, people with substance misuse or alcohol problems, people excluded from mainstream housing because of an offending history, relationship breakdowns. This list is not an exhaustive list as we’ve also housed people whose home has been destroyed by fire, people who have been discharged from hospitals or released from prison without an address to return to.
We currently accommodate up to 63 people in a variety of properties on short, medium or longer term agreements, and our aim is to provide a supportive and stable environment in order to give people the best chance of addressing the problems that caused their homelessness and thus an opportunity of moving forward into independence.
DASH TALK is a quarterly publication produced to give an insight into what is going on within Durham Action on Single Housing Ltd.
This edition includes:
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