Local Solutions operates a wide range of support for people impacted by homelessness across the Liverpool City Region and North Wales. Our services are continually developing, as we look for the most effective ways to support people out of homelessness and set them up with the skills to sustain tenancies, access training and employment and build a positive support network.
Homeground hostel offers accommodation to homeless young people between the ages of 16 to 21. Each resident will receive support via a key worker according to their individual needs, with the aim of supporting young people to engage with education and employment and move on to stable accommodation.
This service provides family style accommodation to homeless young people and operates in 7 boroughs across Merseyside and North Wales. Young people are accommodated with registered ‘Householders’ in their homes, they will have their own room and share the kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is an alternative to living in a hostel. Each young person will receive support from their Householder and a support worker.
The AIMS team will support young people aged 16-21 (extendable to 24 year olds) who are with leaving care services or who have experience of the care system. The team is made up of Trans-Disciplinary workers with experience in multiple fields who can take a flexible approach to meet changing needs and who have knowledge of the client group and the wider community.
Plas Bellin Hall offers temporary supported accommodation for up to 23 families. Plas Bellin is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The support team, which consists of coordinators and support workers are responsible for providing coordinated support-including multi-agency working, to assist each service user in achieving outcomes identified from their individual support plans.
Sunraye offers accommodation for up to 9 single women, aged between 16-65. Each resident will receive support according to their individual needs, with the aim of enabling them to engage with education and employment, where appropriate, and move on to stable accommodation.
Our Nightstop service provides emergency accommodation for 16-21 year olds who become homeless and need somewhere to stay immediately. Local Solutions’ Nightstop services are accredited with the National Nightstop organisation, DePaulUK. Young people can stay in a Nightstop placement for between 1 and 28 days, until stable accommodation can be identified.
Support + works with 16-25 year olds who have complex needs and is complementary to existing support the young person may have in place. Young people will receive a one-to-one intense package of support tailored to their individual needs. The service is funded by Lankelly Chase.
The Resettlement Passport is a tenancy skills course designed to improve the skills and confidence of vulnerable people, taking on a tenancy – it is available online and offline.
Support is available if you become homeless or think you may be about to become homeless. People become homeless for a variety of reasons, the key thing is to get help as soon as you can. Even if you are ‘sofa-surfing’ or staying between friends, get help straight away.