CORONAVIRUS: – AN UPDATE FROM HAVEN
We know this is a difficult and worrying time for many of our customers:
we are here to help.
As the situation with coronavirus is evolving quickly, we are following government advice closely and our priority remains to do everything we can to keep our customers and colleagues safe and well.
This has resulted in a disruption to our normal service and service delivery. We are taking government advice to ensure these services are restricted as little as possible.
For further information on the government guidelines, please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Haven Tyneside Ltd are providers of quality, temporary furnished supported accommodation in the Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead areas.
We offer a safe environment to single, homeless people who are referred by one of the many statutory agencies, a voluntary agency or via Gateshead Portal or Newcastle Gateway.
Here at Haven we pride ourselves on providing suitable accommodation for people with support needs and assistance in resettlement and rehabilitation. We use a range of tools including strategic training and education, enabling individuals to move on to appropriate long term housing.
Haven was established in 1977 as an initiative by the Probation Service to provide accommodation for ex-offenders on their release from prison.
The aim was to provide housing, support and training, in an effort to break the cycle of homelessness, unemployment and re-offending.
Although Haven continues to work closely with the Probation Service and its clients, this is now less than 40% of its work
Through the development of the Supporting People programme in 2003, and in partnership with Gateshead and Newcastle Local Authorities, Haven now provides 56 bed spaces for people with an array of support needs.
We provide support and advice for all our Service Users and link up with other professionals such as probation officers, social workers, GPs, CPN and employments advisors.