- Funding awarded: £1,411,323
- Duration of programme: 3 years
- Number of beneficiaries: 567
- Replication areas (England): Bristol and Sheffield
Intervention: Shelter Realising Ambition
The intervention seeks to divert eight to 14-year-olds away from pathways into offending and prevent actual and risks of homelessness. We specifically support families containing eight to 14-year-olds where there is evidence of housing, anti-social behaviour and offending issues.
Our Housing Assessment and Coordination Workers identify all housing needs such as risk of eviction, rent arrears and non receipt of benefits and use SMART goals to address these. Our Child and Family Support Workers then support the eight to 14-year-olds who have specific individual needs such as non engagement in education, offending and risk taking.
We use a combination of advocacy, signposting, multi-agency work and targeted 121 and group work to achieve the following outcomes: increased housing stability, improved family relationships, reduced offending and anti-social behaviour, reduced risky behaviour, improved self-esteem, anger management and increased engagement in education, training and employment.
Delivery organisation: Shelter
Shelter believes everyone should have a home. They help people find and keep a home, by giving advice and support to people in housing need. They also campaign for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.