Job description: Team Manager - Single Homeless Team at Coventry Cyrenians
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Employment and skills, Improving support for women involved in prostitution
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"The Coventry Cyrenians women’s residential service offers accommodation for 16 women in 5 shared houses across Coventry. The service is for vulnerable women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless aged 18 and over. There are workers available during ordinary office hours but there is also an On Call service for clients for support in an emergency at any other time.
We work with women from many different backgrounds and different circumstances to try and rebuild their lives after a period of homelessness. We can help those who have low to medium levels of support needs such as issues with drugs, mental health, or domestic violence. All the women who live with us have a dedicated support worker who works with them to complete a Support Plan. This looks at all the aspects of their lives that they may need support with. For example health, education and most importantly, housing. The ultimate aim is to help the woman to move on to somewhere more appropriate and more permanent, and to help them to develop the skills they will need to sustain the new accommodation.
We can help with:
-Accessing more permanent accommodation
-Help with form filling
-Budgeting and money management
-Signposting to other agencies
-Development of list & social skills
-Addressing health needs
-Accessing education, training, employment
-Meeting of religious and cultural needs
-Accessing leisure activities
-Allocated trained key worker
-Support plan to meet needs which is regularly reviewed
-Consultation about the services they receive
We have many other services within Coventry Cyrenians that support women who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness such as the Rough Sleepers Team, Multiple Needs Team, Private Rented Scheme, Generic Floating Support and Mental Health Floating Support. Details for all these services and the stories of successful clients can be found on our website: http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/"
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