Our prevention of homelessness services are funded by The Oak Foundation. We have specialist solicitors, vulnerable person caseworkers, money advice and welfare rights workers. We intervene as early as we can to prevent some of the most vulnerable people being made homeless. We represent our clients in disputes with landlords and lenders, we prevent evictions and repossessions.
We prevent homelessness in over 9 in 10 of cases that come to us. In 2015/16 we helped over 900 clients. We prevent vulnerable individuals becoming homeless; we get referrals from mental health services, social work, housing associations, advice and homelessness services; and we link housing casework with advocating for policy change.
Our Oak Foundation funding has allowed us to develop our Rights Hubs – where we take our services out into the community .
We people’s secure accommodation and we prevent homelessness. Our welfare rights officer help clients claim benefits and appeal benefit decisions to the highest level. Our money advice worker provides financial inclusion services, debt services and help people access appropriate financial products. Our vulnerable case worker supports people through the process, negotiates and helps our clients access the wrap around social services they need
We help people across all tenures who are threatened with homelessness: social rented, private rented and home owners. We prevent evictions and repossessions, help people access homelessness accommodation, and ensure statutory rights and general housing rights are enforced.