Supported housing project opens at Osborne Grove
People in Haringey affected by homelessness will have access to targeted and tailored support, thanks to a new medium-term project in Osborne Grove which opened this week.
The new facility will provide 32 bedrooms for people who have experienced homelessness, with a wide range of support available on-site and delivered directly by Haringey Council. A quarter of the beds are direct-access beds for people rough sleeping, including those with No Recourse to Public Funds.
The service will provide assistance to people referred to it by partner organisations, as well as to people whom the Council and its partners have encountered during outreach work.
There will be an on-site health service, with a GP and other health provisions, including support for those with mental health needs or a history of substance abuse.
Food charity FEAST With Us will provide residents with a hot meal a day, as well as giving advice on nutrition, food hygiene and developing a food program. The project also has a large garden, to which residents will have access to learn to grow food themselves.
The aim of the project, which will operate from Osborne Grove for up to two years, is to provide a safe, welcoming place to live, as well as to help provide residents with the skills and experience needed to move on to their own homes and to live independently.
Preparations are already being made to provide residents with a memorable Christmas time, and there’s an Amazon wishlist to help provide this. Any contributions would be welcome, and if you’d prefer to get an item from the wishlist from a local business instead, then please contact Frankie.White@Haringey.gov.uk to arrange delivery.
Cllr Emine Ibrahim, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, said:
I’m delighted that Osborne Grove has opened, providing much needed help to people who have been experiencing rough sleeping. Winter is a difficult time for those without a settled home and I’m pleased that this project will do so much to help some of those in our borough who are in the greatest need.
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