- North Tyneside Outreach Service
North Tyneside Outreach Service
|Location||Who we help|
|Whitley Bay, North Tyneside||16 to 25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness|
|How we help||How to volunteer or get involved|
|We help people to find and maintain independent tenancies.||Get in touch with the Depaul Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator Amy Jobling on 0191 253 6191 or Amy.Jobling@depaulcharity.org.uk|
|Contact details||About us|
|Referrals come through North Tyneside Housing Gateway 0191 643 2777 or contact North Tyneside Pathway Manager Shaun Dunn on 0191 2536161 or firstname.lastname@example.org||The Outreach Service is part of the Depaul North Tyneside Pathway and is open to young people with a North Tyneside connection.|
Depaul North Tyneside Outreach Service was formerly known as Inline and Insite, an established Outreach Service based in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. The Outreach team works with 118 young people living in the community in North Tyneside and has exclusive access to 24 care and support tenancies with ISOS Housing Association and six properties with Stonham Home Housing Association. This allows us to house people who would have little opportunity to access an independent tenancy on their own.
The Outreach Service has two resettlement properties where young people share a four-bedroom house and two-bedroom upstairs and downstairs flats which are visited on a daily basis by the team. The aim is to move them on to independent living from these properties.
Moving into your own tenancy can be a very daunting time for young people. Often they are given the keys and expected to move in the next day with little more than a black bag of clothes to take with them.
The Outreach team supports them to access furniture and set up their home, as well as to set up utilities accounts and relevant benefits if needed. The Outreach team provides ongoing support to help young people to maintain their tenancies, and will develop a support plan to meet the individual needs of the person. The Outreach Service also has a Private Rented Scheme, allowing young people with multiple needs to live in private landlord tenancies.