Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing

Grays, Essex RM17 01375 394 668

Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing has 9 bedrooms, 7 one-bedroom flats and 2 two-bedroom flats, spread across 4 shared houses. We provide support for single young people aged 16 to 25, who are pregnant, or have a child or children. We encourage young parents to develop their skills, increase their self-confidence 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 facilities including a lounge, kitchen and garden

Location

Location

In a quiet, residential area of Thurrock, close to shops, supermarkets, nurseries, local colleges and public transport links to the town centre and London.

Accommodation type

Accommodation type

9 bedrooms, 7 one-bedroom flats and 2 two-bedroom flats.

Communal areas

Communal areas

All houses have a communal lounge, kitchen bathroom and garden. There is WiFi throughout the communal areas in Ruth house.

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 and all flats are let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement with Clarion Housing.

A shared lounge at Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing

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 10pm 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 employment
  • Maintaining health, safety and security
  • Maintaining appropriate behaviour and good communication
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Signposting and accessing other services

Additional support services

We also provide community-based support to clients in the local area.

A staff member and resident with baby at Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing.

Eligibility

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

  • Be single and aged 16 to 25
  • Be pregnant, or have a child or children
  • Clients must have a five-year connection to the borough

How to apply

To apply directly, please complete the enquiry form below and ask for an application form. We also accept referrals from the housing team at Thurrock Council. All support needs will be assessed before an application is accepted.

A staff member and young resident in the garden at Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing.

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