Youth homelessness - supported accommodation and costings

Impact Housing is the supported accommodation provider in Copeland and Allerdale for 16-24 year old single people.  Impact have one scheme in West Cumbria which is Whitehaven Foyer.  This Foyer is made up of 3 levels of accommodation types, all of which are single occupancy; 5 self-contained one bedroomed flats, 5 one bedroomed flats with access to a shared kitchen, 4 two bedroomed flats - each flat shares one bathroom between 2 occupants.  All 4 flats have access to a shared kitchen.  This Foyer also has 1 accessible flat on the ground floor that is adapted for wheelchair use.  The Foyer offers Tenancy Training and one to one support.  Any agency in West Cumbria can help you apply for Whitehaven Foyer including Helen Walker, Inspira, college, Housing etc.

This Foyer offers 19 flats for 16-24 year old single people.

Costings Breakdown

Service

Total charge

Personal charge

Housing Benefit eligible

Flats 1-5 (shared flats)

£ 145.11

£ 17.97

£ 127.14

Flats 6-10 (flats with shared kitchen)

£ 149.52

£ 11.22

£ 138.30

Flats 11-15 (self-contained flats)

£ 154.63

£ 11.22

£ 143.41

Young people will not have to pay the full amount if they are eligible for Housing Benefit.  Impact staff can provide further information on this on a case-by-case basis.

Project John is the supported accommodation provider in Barrow for 16-24 year olds, however they do not accept applications from 16 year olds who are still on role at school (regardless of whether or not they are attending).  They offer Tenancy Training and one to one support.  Any agency in Barrow can help you apply for Project John including Emmie Sutherland, Inspira, Colleges, Housing, etc.  Project John is situated on Bath Street in Barrow and they have 8 two-bedroomed houses and 9 one-bedroomed flats.  They accept single people or single parents (male/female) with custody of a child.

Costings Breakdown

ServiceTotal chargePersonal chargeHousing Benefit eligible
Project John £ 126.78No personal chargeFull entitlement if eligible

Impact Housing is the supported accommodation provider in Carlisle for 16-24 year old single people.    They offer Tenancy Training and one to one support.  Any agency in Carlisle can help young people apply for Impact including Carl Nixon, Inspira, Colleges, Housing, etc. 

Impact have two schemes situated in Carlisle.   There is Close Street and Warwick Square which offer 15 units of accommodation plus 4 local move-on properties for when young people are ready to make the next step towards independent living.

Costings Breakdown

ServiceTotal chargePersonal chargeHousing Benefit eligible
Warwick Square £ 266.31 £ 17.97 £ 248.34
Close Street £ 255.30 £ 17.24 £ 238.06

Impact Housing is the supported accommodation provider in Eden for 16-24 year olds.  Impact have one scheme in Eden which is the Eden Rural Foyer.  The Foyer has 15 self-contained flats.  There are 6 single occupation flats for young people in education, employment or training.  The remaining flats are one bedroomed flats for young people (aged 18 to 30) who require very low level support and are in education, employment or training.  The Foyer offers Tenancy Training and one to one support.  Any agency in Eden can help you apply for Impact including Carl Nixon, Inspira, colleges, Housing etc.

Costings Breakdown

ServiceTotal chargePersonal chargeHousing Benefit eligible
Eden Rural Foyer (Supporting People Flats) £ 262.26 £ 5.31 £ 256.95
Eden Rural Foyer (Non-Supporting People Flats) £ 107.78 £ 4.95 £ 102.83

Impact Housing is the supported accommodation provider in South Lakes for 16-24 year olds.  They offer Tenancy Training and one to one support.  Any agency in South Lakes can help young people apply for Impact including Emmie Sutherland, Inspira, Colleges, Housing, etc. 

Impact have two schemes situated in Kendal.  

There is South Lakes Foyer on Stricklandgate which has 6 flats of supported accommodation for single people aged 16-25, and 6 flats with minimal support for 18-25 year olds. 

There is also the Miller Court scheme which has 6 supported flats for 16-25 year olds. 

All of the flats at the two schemes are for single occupants.

Costings Breakdown

ServiceTotal chargePersonal chargeHousing Benefit eligible
South Lakes Foyer - Supporting People Flats £ 259.92 £ 5.44 £ 254.73
South Lakes Foyer - Non-Supporting People Flats £ 106.59 £ 5.44 £ 101.15
Miller Court £ 248.15 £ 4.51 £ 243.64

If a young person is 16/17 and homeless you must complete the First Contact Script.


For young people aged 18+ you must complete the Application for Support linked to Short Term accommodation. Please see here for further details.

Homestays is a home environment for young people aged 16-25.  Young people stay in the homes of providers who provide support of 7 to 10 hours per week with a view to teaching independent living skills.  For further information, eligibility criteria and contact details, visit the Homestays page.