Finding safe accommodation for vulnerable people is difficult these days, but Avondalecare offers a plethora of different accommodation options which even allows people to move internally within our service to get the support and accommodation which best matches their needs. So what can we offer?
We have over the last decade developed a network with local landlords which allow us to access accommodation without personal and financial references being taken up. We have also developed agreements and partnerships with our local credit union to support service users getting the financial resources required when taking a new flat. Service users have more responsibility in organising their own bills and finances but are still heavily supported as any service user is while in service as new needs develop.
Avondalecare service for all service users.
- All service users have free and unlimited access to our sponsored community organisation Spring-Ways. Peer and professional support is offered here daily on top of the key support offered by the key worker.
- Out of hours support 0800 0148367
- Financial and budgeting support through the local Credit Union
- Internal 'Cleaning and Maintenance' services
- One to one designated support worker to develop a personally written support plan
This is non residential care, shared supported accommodation. We have a number of units around East Kent with varying numbers of beds from 2-6. We currently have 7 units are currently in:
This is part of our community support service where individuals are supported through a designated key worker. The service user will be expected to contribute a regular amount towards the house bills. The support offered in these environments can be more intensive and is easier to facilitate as we have access to the buildings. Having responsibility over the house allows us to reduce the risk to service users who may struggle to take full responsibility for a full single occupancy tenancy. These units have been very successful for individuals moving out of residential care who still require a flexible amount of oversight as they develop their own skills and coping mechanisms.
Avondalecare has a newly refurbished and reregistered 7 bed residential care in Westgate. It provides 24/7 support and is registered with CQC. All residents have key workers and the house is designed to afford every opportunity for service user to recover and develop the skills to rehabilitate themselves to take advantage of internal step down placements, where more independence, freedoms and responsibilities are offered.