After staying with us at the Night Shelter or at Clarkson House and reaching a certain level of independence, many clients move on to our supported accommodation at Mill Close, Wisbech.
The purpose of our supported accommodation (our ‘resettlement service’) is to prepare the client for independent living and give them the life skills and confidence to sustain their own tenancy.
Ferry Project has thirty beds at its first stage move-on accommodation at Mill Close, Wisbech. These consist of twelve self-contained bedsits, fourteen shared flats, and four individual flats. The clients have access to support Monday to Friday for Keyworking and tenancy related issues, with an out-of-hours call system where clients can speak to a member of staff in the event of an emergency.
We continue to work closely with clients at Mill Close, supporting them in their plans and signposting them to external agencies where needed. We give clients guidance on completing benefit forms and ensure they are registered with the local housing association to bid on properties on a regular basis. Supporting them through this process, the average length of stay for a client at Mill Close is twelve months.
All clients at Mill Close are encouraged to attend Octavia View and benefit from our educational courses and vocational training. We also encourage them to volunteer at Ferry Project or with other charities.