Southend Young Parents Supported Housing

Fairfax Drive, Southend on Sea SS0 01702 392 535

Location in a quiet, residential area, Southend Young Parents Supported Housing has 10 bedrooms in a shared house. We provide support for young people aged 16 to 19, who are pregnant or have a child. It encourages young parents to develop their skills and live as independently as possible.

At a glance

  • Staff on-site during the day
  • Short-term supported housing for up to two years
  • Communal lounge, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom and garden

Location

Location

A quiet, residential area of Southend, close to nurseries, colleges, Priory park and the seafront, with good public transport links to the town centre and London.

Accommodation type

Accommodation type

10 fully-furnished bedrooms in a shared house.

Communal areas

Communal areas

A lounge, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, training kitchen, garden and buggy store, with WiFi throughout the communal areas.

Safety and security

Safety and security

Staff office on-site, CCTV and a secure door access system to ensure residents’ safety and security.

Tenancy agreement

Rental agreement type

All rooms are let on a licence agreement.

Outdoor Garden area at Southend Young Parents Supported Housing Scheme

Support planning

Staff draw up a personalised support plan with residents using the Young Person’s Star model. Residents are encouraged to build on their skills and strengths, with the aim of moving on to independent accommodation with two years.

Staff availability

Our highly-trained staff are on-site from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is also an out-of-hours telephone service, if residents require any further support.

Tailored support, advice and assistance includes

  • Daily living skills
  • Maintaining a tenancy
  • Managing finances (budgeting and benefits)
  • Cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • Parenting skills
  • Accessing education, training and work
  • Maintaining health, safety and security
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Signposting and accessing other services
  • Planning a successful move-on

Eligibility

Further information

For more details, download the Southend Young Parents Supported Housing (PDF 912KB) information leaflet.

Alternatively, if you have any questions about the accommodation and support we provide, please contact the service directly.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a place at Southend Teenage Parents, applicants must:

  • Be single and aged 16 to 19
  • Be pregnant, or have a child or children

How to apply

To apply directly, please complete the enquiry form below and ask for an application form. We also accept referrals from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, where the Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinator will assess suitability for supported housing. All support needs will be assessed before an application is accepted.

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