ACCOMMODATION REGISTER FOR WOMEN IN LONDON
Acute shortages of housing in London, with dramatically escalating
property prices, make running the register of affordable housing an
uphill task at times.
In addition to the intranet service 'Hostels on line', which gives
up-to-the minute details on emergency vacancies as well as second
stage housing, we have devised our own system of collating wider
details of access to housing - right across the spectrum.
A series of housing and hostel providers regularly contact our
service for female nominations for vacancies. These include The
Women's Housing Trust, Eaves Housing For Women, Single Homeless
Project, Equinox Alcohol Service, Westminster Short Life Co op and
Specialist provision for needs such as substance misuse, mental
and emotional disorders, debt problems, traumatic backgrounds (such
as asylum seekers and victims of violence) are accessible for our
clients. Rehabilitation can be a lengthy process but the ultimate
goal is one of enabling the client to become fully independent.