What we offer

First and foremost, Action Homeless offer accommodation to people and families in housing crisis. Our housing projects are arranged in three tiers with varying levels of support;

1. Crisis accommodation

We provide emergency housing to single people in crisis from three sites in Leicester (Mayfield House, The Hollies and Jarvis House). Our crisis accommodation is designed to help those who have multiple and complex needs and therefore require intensive support to help them to prepare for independent living. Referrals to this service can made via the Local Authority’s Single Access Referral Scheme (SARS). Rough sleepers can access emergency beds at Mayfield House through the No Second Night Out Leicestershire pathway by contacting Action Homeless directly.
For women and children fleeing domestic abuse or in housing crisis, our Bridge House project offers a safe and secure place to stay along with specialist support to help women to overcome trauma and prepare for independent living.

2. Accommodation Assist

Our second stage offer is high quality temporary housing for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and need a safe place to live whilst identifying more stable and permanent housing. Our accommodation across Leicester varies to include small shared houses, bedsits and self-contained flats. This accommodation is suitable for individuals and couples who still need a low level of support but have a degree of independence and are largely able to manage their own lives on a day to day basis.

3. Accommodation Plus

Finally, Accommodation Plus offers longer term homes to people who are independent but may benefit from the social aspect of communal living. Our Accommodation Plus properties range from shared houses, self contained flats to family homes. With Action Homeless acting as the landlord, tenants benefit from the stability and security of having somewhere to call home for as long as they want it.

4. Building Blocks

Funded by BBC Children in Need, Building Blocks is an Action Homeless project for very young children affected by homelessness. It offers play groups, family trips and parenting support for families with a child/children aged 0-4 years who have been affected by homelessness. Play sessions take place at various locations across Leicester and are open to any children who’ve experienced homelessness or unsettled housing situations.
For more information or to make a referral please contact Ruth Adams, Project Leader, on 0116 221 1845 or ruthadams@actionhomeless.org.uk