Community Housing Norwich is made up of accommodation at Throckmorton Yard, Barnards Yard and in Supported Lodgings across Norwich.
Who is it for?
Community Housing Norwich is for young people aged 16-25 years or possibly up to 30 years olds in some circumstances (both sexes).
Entry is via HAF (Hostel Accommodation Form) referral and YMCA Housing Services.
Throckmorton Yard: residents have low risk/needs; low tolerance for alcohol and substance misuse. Applicants with medium support needs are considered with support from external agencies (eg Together UK, Probation Service), subject to assessment.
Barnards Yard: tenants should be ready for independent living and in work, requiring affordable housing.
What are the aims?
Residents are encouraged to develop independent living skills, through measures such as tenancy management, budgeting skills and training & education opportunities.
What accommodation is available?
At Throckmorton Yard there are 22 rooms in 7 YMCA shared houses. Accommodation is self-catering and fully furnished with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Housekeeping for each house is undertaken by tenants. It is located near the city centre.
At Bardnards Yard there are two 4 bedroom shared houses which are furnished and self-catered.
For Supported Lodgings there is a range of accommodation across the county; furnished room in the houses of fully trained lodging providers. Breakfast is sometimes included.
Who staffs Community Housing Norwich?
Throckmorton Yard: intensive Housing Management between 9am and 7pm weekdays, and 11am-3pm on Saturdays. Out-of-hours emergency contact is available 24 hours a day, every day. Each resident has an allocated tenancy support worker.
Barnards Yard: All houses have an out-of-hours emergency contact available 24 hours a day, every day. Tenants at Barnard’s Yard are allocated a key worker. Minimal support is offered at this service.
Supported Lodgings: housing related support is available 9am-5pm on weekdays. An out-of-hours emergency contact is available 24 hours a day all year round, and every young person has an allocated key worker.