Meyrick Court

Meyrick court is a purpose built development of nine self contained, one-bedroom flats and two, two-bedroom flats situated in Newton-le-Willows and is owned by Maritime Housing Association. Tenancies are granted on an assured shorthold basis and are furnished or part furnished.

The project caters for young men or women aged between 16 and 25 who require some support to maintain independent living. The project can accommodate parents with children

There is an office on site, which is staffed by support workers during office hours and offers a drop in service for tenants requiring advice or information. An out of hour’s service is available and full housing management is also provided.

Referrals are accepted from any agency and direct applications are also accepted. Once an application is received the young person will be invited to attend a meeting with a support worker where a comprehensive housing needs assessment will be completed. References will be asked for.

Tenants are allocated a support worker who will agree with them a support plan, which will be updated regularly. The support provided includes health, advocacy/communication, budgeting and advice on claiming benefits, accessing training, education or employment amongst others.

It is a condition of the tenancy that support is required and accepted. When a tenant lo longer requires support, assistance will be given to move on to more permanent accommodation and some transitional support will be made available for a short period.

Contact

Tel/fax: 01925 291077

Email: meyrickcourt@shap.org.uk

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