Our supported accommodation scheme provides 80 places across mid Cornwall for those who need extra support to recover from homelessness and develop their independence. Housing related support is provided by our dedicated team led by Support Manager Chris Abbott.
There is a member of staff on site at all times, whether that be the support team during working hours, or our dedicated security team throughout the night. The on-call support worker can also be accessed to resolve any issues during the night.
The aim of the scheme is to provide those residents who need it with support, advice and assistance to enable them to access and retain a home, to lead independent lives while in one of our properties, to learn how to become a good tenant, and to move on to other accommodation when they wish and / or are ready to do so.
Harbour Housing properties are open to everyone, irrespective of background, and we are led by inclusivity and equality in all that we do. We stand against discrimination of all kinds and will advocate for those marginalised through sexuality, race, disability, lifestyle or gender identity.
Substance use can often act as a barrier to safe accommodation which may be counterproductive to recovery, so we do not insist on abstinence from in our facilities. We provide support and counselling for those with problems related to substance misuse, encourage and support them to address those problems, and do our best to discourage excessive and irresponsible use. Our elastic tolerance model means that our support is person-centred and intended to bring about the most positive outcome for the individual, focusing on how to best assist them to attain independent living and safely access support to do so.