The Whitechapel Centre - Private Rented Bond Scheme
The Private Rented Bond Scheme aims to support people who are homeless to access appropriate, good quality accommodation within the private rented sector.
We help find a suitable property and provide a guarantee bond to the landlord which means there is no need for a deposit. Each person is allocated a support worker who visits them in their new home and helps them through the process of resettlement into their own tenancy. The support worker also liaises with private sector landlords to maximize housing opportunities, ensure good working relations and provide a point of contact and support for the landlords.
Who can use this service?
If you are rough sleeping anywhere in Merseyside and over 16 you are eligible for the project.
If you are single and homeless in Liverpool but not rough sleeping (e.g. you may be sofa-surfing or in a temporary hostel) and over 18, you are eligible for the project.
Please note that, with some exceptions, someone under 35 will only qualify for housing benefit for Shared Accommodation (i.e. may have to share cooking and/ or washing facilities).
Support is provided through agreed visits on a working day (Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and at the weekend where there is a particular need.
Your support worker will visit you in your home or at an agreed venue
How We Help You
Your support will be tailored to meet your needs and may include helping you to:
* Identify and apply for accommodation that's right for you
* Prepare for moving home
* Apply for welfare benefits
* Access funds to buy furniture
* Settle into your home and neighbourhood
* Link you in with other services
* Develop independent skills such as cooking
* Manage your home
* Support you accessing education, training and employment
* Find services to meet your cultural or religious needs
This is just one of the services provided by the Whitechapel Centre. For information on our other services please click HERE
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Whitechapel Centre
- L3 8DT
- Referral Details
Self or Professional