The OneSixTwo project is an 8 bedded purpose built residential project on Boundary Road near St Helens Town Centre.
The project caters for single young men or women aged between 16 and 25 who require intensive support to help them gain the knowledge and skills they require to live independently, they can live at the project for up to 2 years and tenure is granted via a license agreement.
The project accepts referrals from any agency and also accepts direct applications. Once an application is received the young person is invited to the project informally to have a look around and to arrange a more formal interview and housing needs assessment.
The project is staffed 24 hours per day and each resident is allocated a keyworker from the staff team. The staff will assist residents to claim benefits, access training, education or employment. A modular approach to resettlement is undertaken and young people will complete modules on budgeting and debt, cooking and nutrition, health, hygiene in the home and practical DIY, amongst others. Once the modules have been completed staff will assist the young person to move on to independent living or to other accommodation requiring less intensive support. Transitional support will then be provided for a short period.
Residents have their own self-contained flat. Assistance will be given to prepare and cook nutritious meals. Each flat is fully furnished and there is a communal lounge where group activities and demonstrations take place.
The project has clear house rules and alcohol or drugs are not allowed within the building. A weekly charge is made for heating and lighting on top of the rental charge, and residents must pay this directly from their income.
Tel/fax: 01744 611679