Each year we support hundreds of people off the streets - providing accommodation and support across the South of England for people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.
We provide people with somewhere safe and warm to stay, taking people away from the danger that sleeping rough poses. Within our schemes we aim to create an environment where people can take control of their own lives - a place of change where our customers can access support and learn new skills, to ensure they can move on to greater education and work opportunities.
How can BCHA help me?
Our services are for people who need support to help them get back on their feet - if you’re homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in unsafe accommodation, then we may be able to help you.
Not only could BCHA provide you with a safe place to stay, while living within one of our schemes you will receive support from our friendly team of staff. A Support Worker will help you to set some goals, and then support you to achieve these - all of which will work towards helping you to live independently again, or for the first time. They will also support you to deal with the issues that led to you becoming homeless in the first place - identifying these and helping you to find permanent solutions.
We will also help you with any practical issues, and ensure that you receive the support you need. This may include:
- Help to manage your finances, for example, paying bills
- Support to get in to college, training, or one of our learning and work programmes, to improve your CV and employability
- Advice on volunteering opportunities, jobs and careers
- Help to develop your daily living skills, such as cooking healthy meals on a budget
- Working with you to increase your confidence, self-esteem and motivation
- Help to get in touch with other agencies for help or treatment if you have any particular concerns or worries, for example, relationship worries or health problems
- Support to move on from BCHA accommodation when you are ready to live more independently
How can I be referred?
Click here to take a look at the different areas in which we provide services for people who are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, and who you can contact if you need some support.