Supporting Herts

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Devonshire Business Centres (UK) Ltd. Orion House, Bessemer Road Welwyn Garden City AL7 1HH
Supporting Herts offers housing-related support to drug and/or alcohol users within Hertfordshire. We work in partnership with Druglink to support our service users to prevent homelessness by helping to achieve stable housing and aid recovery from drug and/or alcohol dependency. Our service covers the whole of Hertfordshire and our team works from two hubs: East Hertfordshire: East Herts, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, North Herts and Stevenage West Hertfordshire: St Albans, Dacorum, Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere Supporting Herts supports people at different stages of their recovery and at different stages of housing need. The aim of the service is to support recovery and independence, prevent homelessness, help people achieve stable housing, as well as develop or sustain an individual's capacity to live independently in accommodation. We provide a range of housing facilities and services across Hertfordshire: Floating support Floating support provides one-to-one outreach support to people who are experiencing substance misuse and housing problems. 'Floating' as the name suggests, means that an allocated outreach worker visits service users at their homes or at a convenient place in the community to provide housing-related support and help with recovering from drug and/or alcohol use. Short stay accommodation - recovery beds We provide seven recovery beds with shared facilities, in one houses based in Hertford for those in stable recovery who are leaving prison, detox or rehab or who are homeless. The aim of this service is to provide a short stay in a stable and structured environment. Private Rented Sector scheme The PRS scheme finds private landlords who are able to let their properties to Supporting Herts service users who would otherwise be homeless. In this scheme, we provide support both to the landlord and tenant. Service users in this scheme also receive regular support from our floating support workers.