Supported temporary accommodation

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Supported temporary accommodation

Services provide accommodation with onsite support for those with multiple needs such as alcohol and drug use, offending behaviour, poor mental health and both perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.

All residents have a specific key worker who works with them to help develop independent living skills, assist them in anchoring into the local community, supports them with personal goals and aspirations. Our services are built on a recovery-focused, asset-based, and trauma-informed model.

The service provides homeless advice and assessments on behalf of the Local Authority out of hours.

  • 82 self-contained accommodation units
  • A named key worker to assist with rehousing
  • Tailored resettlement support
  • Staff available 24 /7
  • Out of Hours advice and assessments
  • Signposting and referring to wellbeing and support services
Who is eligible

Tameside Housing Options make decisions in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Customers that are owed an accommodation duty are referred to our service.

How to refer

Referrals are made directly through Tameside Housing Options

Contact details:

T: 0161 342 2700 for Tameside Housing Options and the Out of Hours Advice line.

Case study

Sarah’s story

Sarah was a woman in her 50s who had suffered over 30years of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. She married him when she was a vulnerable teenager and was subjected to extreme physical violence throughout her life. Sarah raised their two children in a high-pressure environment. Once the children had grown and left home, she found the courage to go too. Sadly this has left her with permanent physical injuries.

With assistance from the police, she fled and came into our temporary accommodation.  Sarah was courageous and worked with the police to ensure he was arrested, charged and given a custodial sentence.

Sarah had limited life skills. She had never had an income or paid bills, she had never worked or formed friendships, and she couldn’t read or write. Sarah had to learn from scratch some of the fundamental aspects of independent adulthood that we take for granted.

With the assistance of her keyworker and other agency support, she was able to apply for benefits, navigate all the different providers and household bills, and eventually secure a home with Jigsaw Homes.  Her keyworker and her support worker from Motiv8 worked together with Sarah to help furnish her new property. They all worked together to set up all her household bills and get her settled securely in her new home.  Sarah made some wonderful new friends throughout the rehousing process and remained in contact with those women.

Sarah is also a Tameside Women and their Families Centre patron and is learning to read and write. Her life has changed around entirely in the space of a year, thanks to Sarah’s bravery, dedication and the excellent support her keyworker gave her.  Sarah’s confidence has come on in leaps and bounds, and she is blossoming into the person she was always meant to be.

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