Whilst York Road Project is funded to provide accommodation and support to our clients but there are some things we have to fund internally. Here at York Road Project we believe in providing that second chance and will work continuously with clients to support them through homelessness and/or rough sleeping into an everyday routine Defeating Homelessness locally.
From the Outreach Team to the overnight staff supporting clients in the Night Shelter we need to be prepared for every eventuality. During severe weather York Road Project initiates the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and it’s all hands-on deck to ensure find anyone who is sleeping rough and providing them a bed, food and any other necessities. At these times, additional costs may be incurred which is now being exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We ensure our move on properties are well maintained, with everything in good working order to provide our clients with everything they need to set them on their way independent living.
We’ll think outside the box and encourage our clients to think about how they can get into a routine and help us, help them defeat homelessness. At the PROP (Day centre) we have PC’s with internet access which our clients can use throughout the day. We’ll support them to complete forms, finding suitable work or apprenticeships, and fund costs of qualifications needed to get into work.
Our clients might not have access to their ID and in some cases, we may financially assist with a deposit or 1st months rent when we help them with a supported level of moving on.
£35 pays for a fast tracked replacement birth certificate
This simple piece of paper may have been lost but is a vital form of ID if our client is trying to get a replacement driving license, providing to a new potential employer, ID for registering for an online course or apprenticeship and even, in some cases ID to receive some support with potentially available benefits.
£20 pays for a replacement Drivers License
A form of photo identification is sometimes required when trying to get back into work and/or finding a place to live. The drivers license, if they’ve previously driven may be a good form of ID that may have been previously lost.
Staff & Volunteer Training & Development
We want to make sure our staff are trained for every eventuality. Unfortunately training and the development of our staff and volunteers costs money and therefor from time to time we are faced with costs that we’d be silly not to cover.
£5 pays for 2 coffees
We want our clients to get into a routine, get them talking whilst also thinking about what they can do going forward. Treating people with respect and grabbing a cup of tea/coffee in a local shop goes a long way.
Client and Staff Train travel
We always want to make sure that anyone who comes into our care gets back to where they may be from, have roots to and/or family and friends.