The East Lancashire Homeless Families Project aims to help families live more independently by promoting independence, social inclusion and improved quality of life.
The service provides accommodation and support for families who are homeless and have support needs which impact their ability to maintain or access accommodation. This accommodation is offered across Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and Burnley district council areas.
The East Lancashire Homeless Families Project works with clients for a period of up to two years, developing the skills required for independent living and working to secure long-term tenancies as part of a planned exit.
How we help families
Independent Living Skills
We work with families to help them access or maintain accommodation and develop essential independent living skills. From domestic skills such as cooking and cleaning to financial management skills and physical and mental health support.
We help families access a range of specialist support services including children’s services and even schooling. We also work with families to access health services, relevant community-based support networks and legal advice.
Employability and Skills
We help people engage with training or education to achieve qualifications and develop the skills desired by employers. In doing so, we help people build their confidence and ability to apply for work and volunteering opportunities.