Families Support

We provide accommodation and support to families who are homeless or experiencing challenges that are making it difficult to maintain or find housing.  

What we do

We work across East Lancashire with families, providing the necessary tools and resources to develop the skills needed for independent living, as well as helping them secure long-term tenancies as part of a planned transition. 

Who we can help

To be eligible for this service you must:  

  • Be homeless/in the process of becoming homeless and being supported by housing needs 
  • Be a family/or pregnant 
  • Have support needs 
  • Be over the age of 16 

How to access

You can access our service by completing a homeless assessment with your Housing Needs Team. Ask for a referral to be made for the East Lancs Homeless Families Project or email eastlancsfamilies@calico.org.uk 

“You go above and beyond to help meet my needs.”

“You take the time to listen to my needs and I feel I can trust you.”

How we support

While you’re in our fully furnished supported accommodation, you will receive support in the following areas.   

  • Finding a new home 
  • Programmes to help you learn the skills to sustain your tenancy 
  • Signposting to other specialist support 
  • Support and liaise with agencies involved with your family  
  • Support around accessing benefits 
  • Money management  
  • Addressing rent arrears and debts 
  • Advise for accessing education, training, or employment 
  • Develop the skills and confidence to live independently:

We aim to support families into their own homes within six months of moving into our supported accommodation. To help with this transition we provide four weeks of resettlement support to make sure everything is set up correctly. 

“The help I have had had has been really good and informative. Without the help it would have been very difficult. So, thank you very much. Being a single parent and having to cope with a child with a mental illness was stressful, so to get the help was brilliant.”

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