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Kharis Court

Our purpose-built residential unit in Bathgate, West Lothian is called Kharis Court which means “grace”. Kharis Court offers a residential housing support service to young men and women aged 16-25.

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Kharis Court meets a need for a residential housing support service with 24-hour support. Each resident has a dedicated Support Worker, and we offer support on a wide range of issues. This includes help with tenancy issues, group work, topical discussions, sport, outings and house meetings – as well as a range of learning and recreational opportunities.

Our focus is on building solid foundations and strong relationships with well-trained, sensitive and responsive staff.

Another valuable asset at Kharis Court is the provision of a two bed independent shared flat, for those moving on to greater independence from the unit.  We prepare individuals for maintaining and looking after themselves in their own tenancy.

We also offer a floating support service for a further three independent flats attached to Kharis Court. This is for young men or women who are living independently but with continued support for up to two years before they move on to their own tenancy in the community.

Who Can Apply?

Young men and women aged 16-25 who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness can apply.

Referrals can be made through West Lothian Councils Housing Options Team, ThroughCare AfterCare (TCAC) & Social Work departments.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at: 

24 Race Road
Bathgate
EH48 2AP
khariscourt@bethanychristiantrust.com
01506 634395

 

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Housing Support Fife

Housing Support Fife offers a support service to vulnerable adults living in their own tenancies in the Levenmouth area of Fife.

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Our service helps people to develop their own ability to live independently in the community.  Bethany Support Workers offer advice on budgeting, addiction relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management and developing social skills.  The Housing Support team works in partnership with other appropriate statutory and voluntary agencies in the community.

We also provide a community drop-in service called The Bethany Pop-In which was established to provide on the spot support and advice to people who require assistance with a support need or task, such as filling in benefit application forms, but do not require a full referral for a support package. The Pop-In takes place every Wednesday from 12 – 2pm in Leven Baptist Church Hall on Bowling Green Street, Methil.

Who can apply to this service?

The service can be used by any vulnerable adults – single men and women, and families who have been formally referred by agencies. People’s needs are assessed and an appropriate support framework is put in place to support them in their day-to-day lives. The programme of support is tailor-made for each individual.  The level of support provided by the Support Worker is periodically reassessed and progressively decreased as the person receiving support becomes more independent within society.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at:

213/217 Wellesley Road
Methil
KY8 3BN
01333 305367                                                                                 

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Supported Housing Dumfries

Our Supported Housing Service in Dumfries has been in operation since 2002 and helps people to address issues that undermine the ability to live independently within the community.

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Bethany Supported Housing provides fully furnished, single accommodation in Dumfries, primarily for homeless and vulnerable people. Individual packages of accommodation with support are in place to assist clients develop their ability to live independently in the community. Support and advice is available for budgeting, relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management, education and training. Support is provided to clients in their own homes by Bethany staff working in partnership with other relevant statutory and voluntary agencies in the community.

Who can apply to this service?

The service considers formal referrals of single men and women over the age of 18 who are homeless in Dumfries and Galloway and in need of support to maintain an independent tenancy. Potential clients would be required to demonstrate a willingness to engage with support and work with staff to overcome any barriers that may prevent them from achieving permanent housing status.

Referrals come via Dumfries and Galloway Housing Department although other agencies working with clients may contact the project and application forms will be made available on request to appropriate agencies. As part of the interview and assessment process, references are requested from the referring agency and from agencies which have worked closely with referred clients. e.g. Social Worker, Housing Worker, G.P, Advice Agency, etc.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at:

36 Whitesands
Dumfries
DG1 2RS
01387 259 400

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Edinburgh Housing First

As part of Bethany Christian Trusts Edinburgh Housing Support Service our Housing First team provides an evidence-based approach to successfully supporting homeless people with high needs and histories of entrenched or repeat homelessness to live in their own homes.

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The overall philosophy of Housing First is to provide a stable, independent home and intensive personalised support and case management to homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Housing is seen as a human right by Housing First services. There are no conditions around ‘housing readiness’ before providing someone with a home; rather, secure housing is viewed as a stable platform from which other issues can be addressed. Housing First is a different model because it provides housing ‘first’, as a matter of right, rather than ‘last’ or as a reward.

Bethany’s Housing First team operates as part of The Edinburgh Housing First Consortium to provide flexible and creative support to fourteen vulnerable people across Edinburgh, who for a number of years have been unsuccessful in achieving a stable housing status, to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.

Who can apply to this service?

Referrals to the service are managed by the consortiums lead agency and once assessed sent to the appropriate partner who will contact the person in need to start support.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at:

65 Bonnington Road
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ
0131 561 8930

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Edinburgh Move-On Support

As part of Bethany Christian Trust’s Edinburgh Housing Support Service our Move-On Support team provides support to vulnerable people within temporary supported accommodation that will enable them to achieve permanent housing status and live independently in their own homes.

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Our support staff work with 25 individuals and families residing within Bethany Christian Trust’s supported accommodation in Edinburgh. They offer advice and practical support on budgeting, addiction relapse prevention, independent living skills, emotional issues, benefits, household management and developing social skills that helps people develop an ability to live independently in the community of their choice.

Who can apply to this service?

Referrals to this service are managed by City of Edinburgh Council’s Rapid Rehousing team. They identify individuals and families living in emergency accommodation within Edinburgh that would benefit from a period of support that will in time enable them to achieve permanent housing status.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at:

65 Bonnington Road
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ
0131 561 8930

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Bethany Homes

Bethany Homes is a service that offers dispersed supported accommodation within the City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Glasgow’s East End.

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The focus of Bethany Homes is to be person centred in its approach as we put our aim of impacting the lives of homeless and vulnerable people into practice. We do this in the following ways;

  • Provision of a safe and secure environment to people at risk of or with a history of homelessness that enables them to build the capacity to prevent further reoccurrence of homelessness, this can include single parents and small families.
  • Providing a holistic approach in supporting individuals and families where necessary to learn independent living skills.

Who can apply to this service?

Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the team for further details on how apply for assistance.

Further details can be obtained by contacting our team at:

65 Bonnington Road
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 5JQ
0131 561 8930