Bramble Court is a supported housing scheme for single homeless young people with support needs in Witham, Essex.
Customers are often referred to the service due to issues such as family or placement breakdowns, or leaving and aftercare referrals leading to homelessness.
The service comprises of 25 properties, a nine bedroom hostel with shared facilities and 16 self contained flats.
Customers initially move into the hostel accommodation where intensive support will be offered. Once customers have achieved a certain level of independence, they will then move in to one of the self contained flats for the remainder of the two years of the service and will still receive support until they feel fully independent.
We provide support around independent living skills, housing and signposting to other relevant agencies dependent on their individual support needs. We also offer support around money, managing debts, linking in with health care services, employment and training support.
Every customer has a support plan that reflects their support needs and aspirations. Support workers regularly review these plans with you to make sure that they still reflect your needs.
At the end of the two years, we will support you to look for independent accommodation, including room rents and house shares.
Young people wishing to receive support and housing from our service present to Braintree District Council’s homeless department who will make an assessment of their housing and support needs and then present the referral to our Joint Referral Panel.
All the providers in the Braintree district sit on this panel and decide the service a referred customer is best suited to. The provider will then interview and assess the young person’s suitability to the scheme.