Flagship South

Flagship South provides fully furnished single bed acommodation and shared housing in one and two bedroomed houses mostly located in the Beeston, Hunslet and Holbeck area of Leeds for young people aged between 16-25.


About the Scheme

 
The Flagship Scheme provides supported furnished accommodation and also offers floating support (in own home) to young people. This falls within Supporting People’s Resettlement Tier 1 services for young single people, teenage parents, and pregnant
young people from the age of 16 up to (but not including) 25 years of age. The accommodation provided comprises a mix of single bed and shared housing mostly located in the Beeston, Hunslet and Holbeck areas of Leeds.
Each house is single sex. Flagship clients are granted an initial six month Assured Shorthold Tenancy. 

Who do we house?

  • Men or Women aged between 16-25
  • Single people not seeking to live with a partner.
  • Homeless or otherwise in housing need.
  • Pregnant teenagers in need of support.

Aims and Objectives

 
Our key aim is to support young homeless people, teenage pregnancy and teenage parents towards sustaining an independent tenancy and greater social inclusion.
This is achieved by:
  • Providing furnished, comfortable and secure accommodation for 6 months.
  • Offering support, advice, training and assistance to clients and those offered floating support.
  • Encouraging individuals to develop a sustainable structure and pattern to their lives.
  • Assisting clients in obtaining suitable long-term accommodation, and to prepare and plan their move.

Support Services

 
All clients are allocated a key worker who will agree and coordinate a tailored support package. The key worker meets regularly with clients on an individual basis and can make where needed referrals to other agencies such as health, counselling, psychiatric, detox and advocacy services.
 
The support services offered by the scheme Include:
  • Advising on benefit entitlement and access to public funds, including Housing Benefit (rent), Job Seekers Allowance and Income Support.
  • Offering advice on matters relating to training and employment and education including job search skills, CV writing and interview techniques.
  • Providing training in life skills to ensure all residents have the ability upon leaving the scheme to live independently.
  • Giving guidance and advice on how to obtain additional counselling and support from specialist organisations in matters relating to mental health, drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Providing advice on matters relating to pregnancy, parenting, sexual health and well being.
  • Being available to discuss problems on a day-to-day basis, such as problems in relation to client’s future housing requirements, including payment of rent and benefits advice
  • Experience of managing accommodation in the community

Referrals and Conditions of Occupancy

 
Referrals are accepted from a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations, however priority is given to referrals from the Emergency Tier of Supporting People services. Clients are not normally expected to need the service for longer than 6 months. If appropriate an interview is arranged where staff explore more in-depth areas of concern.
 
When a young person is accepted onto the scheme they are notified within 24 hours if possible and a suitable date for moving in is arranged.
 
All clients are given an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. (unless in own accommodation)
 
Applicants for housing with Flagship must meet the following requirements:
  • Men or women aged between 16 and up to (but not including) 25 years of age.
  • Single people not seeking to live with a partner.
  • Homeless or otherwise in housing need.
  • Pregnant teenagers in need of support.

Appeals

 
Where a referral request has been refused and the applicant or their referrer is not satisfied with the reasons given, they have the right to appeal the decision. Appeals should be made in writing within 10 working days of receipt of the written decision. Once received an appeals meeting will be arranged within 5 working days chaired by a Senior Manager at which the applicant and their referrer have the opportunity to state why they disagreed with the decision. An appeal decision will then be made within 3 working days. 

Contact Details

 
Postal Address: YPP, 236 Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 6ER
General Enquiries: 0113 277 8883
Fax: 0113 2775119
 
Senior Manager: Jocelyn Bass
 
Scheme Manager: Anand Sharda

 


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