We are Creating Change.
Creating Change Housing Management provide supported housing accommodation for people who
are homeless or at risk of homelessness, who require Intensive support in managing and
maintaining a tenancy. Our residents may have complex and additional support needs to
include but not limited to those with addictions, mental health issues, learning
difficulties and offending behaviour. Creating Change recognises that people who require
specialist support may encounter difficulty renting accommodation from the wider housing
We are determined to offer the opportunity and the support necessary to encourage and enable personal growth, self-development and independence. Our aim is to empower individuals to develop the necessary skills through a program of high support and educational opportunities, which will enable them to move into independent living and successfully sustain their own tenancy.
Creating Change are passionate in our vision of creating positive change within communities. We want to provide the best services possible, delivering positive outcomes for our clients by working collaboratively with them and partners, to meet their needs and aspirations. Creating change provide the opportunity & support necessary to encourage & enable personal growth, self-development & independence for homeless people & those at risk of homelessness.
The most visible form of homelessness, this is when someone is sleeping on the streets – There were an estimated 4677 people sleeping rough which shows an increase of 165% since 2010 in Autumn 2018
Not necessarily sleeping rough, but in unstable accommodation such as a hostel, B&B or another type of temporary home – 75,740 households were in temporary accommodation on 31 December 2016. 60,240 of these households included dependent children and/or a pregnant woman. There were 118,960 children or expected children within these families.
Moving between friends’ or relatives’ houses, can also be known as “hidden homelessness”- 62% of respondents were hidden homeless on the day they were surveyed and 92% had experienced hidden homelessness
There are often many factors and wider forces after a long chain of life events that impact individuals to arrive at the point of homelessness, these include:
- Relationship Breakdown
- Domestic Violence
- Young people asked to leave home
- People with drug/alcohol or mental health issues
More recently due to recession, people have lost their jobs and are in turn unable to pay their mortgage or rent, the list is endless.
We provide more than just a home, heat, light & support, we offer a safe and secure environment. We take into account many aspects of life which can contribute or have an impact on an individual’s wellbeing. Helping someone to rebuild relationships with family or friends, stay in education, take up employment and training opportunities or deal with their drug/alcohol or mental health problem is as much about tackling homelessness as is securing a roof over their head.
Our dedicated staff and volunteer’s main objective involves creating a strategy which will encourage residents to take control of their own lives, by developing the skills necessary for independent living. The team aims to increase self- esteem, improve motivation and raise levels of confidence by the meeting and overcoming of challenging situations. These aims are achieved by offering practical support, advice, assistance, advocacy, representation. The team works with a variety of clients with high support needs, such as drug/alcohol dependence, mental health issues, learning difficulties, ex-offenders and entrenched rough sleepers.