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I Need Housing Help

We believe every young person in County Durham deserves a safe home and a fresh start.

There are many reasons why someone may become homeless including relationship breakdowns, violence and abuse and find that they need a safe place to stay.

Each year Moving On supports over 100 young people by providing temporary accommodation and one to one support so each young person can reach their personal aspirations. We rent and maintain properties from landlords and owners, providing a safe home to young people to stay in the local area.

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We work with each young person building on goals including becoming tenancy ready, budgeting, relationship building and getting back into education or employment.

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We recognise the importance of living close to family and friends and will accommodate (where possible) to ensure that you are housed near to those who are important to you.

“It was time for me to leave care but I knew that I wasn’t ready to move out into independent living as I had no idea about bills and things. Moving On was the right option for me as I wanted to live on my own and be near my friends. Joanne, my support worker comes and see me each week which is exactly what I need to help me keep on track and help me when things go wrong.”

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Homelessness Prevention

“Between periods April 2018 – September 2018, our IAG services helped support 213 clients in County Durham”

Moving On Durham have offered a homeless based Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service since 1998. Today, we operate a community based outreach project in 25 locations across County Durham.

Our Information, Advice and Guidance service can help you to: 

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Access support if you are homeless right now

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Identify the barriers that are making you at risk of homelessness and work to address them

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Realise the pros and cons of independent living through our 'Reality Check' tool

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Offer mediation services to see if you can work with your family to return home

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Refer or Signpost to a huge variety of partners and support networks to help move you forward

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I Need a Home

Moving On Durham offer both supported and unsupported accommodation. 

If you are currently homeless and you live in County Durham, contact the local authority housing solutions team on 03000 268 000 or 01388 722538 outside of office hours.

If you are currently living in precarious circumstances and are at risk of becoming homeless, contact us to discuss your options:

Telephone: 0191 383 1559
Email: info@movingondurham.org.uk

We can offer advice and support and have a range of supported and unsupported accommodation.

What is Supported Accommodation?

Supported accommodation means you have an allocated Support Worker who helps you progress towards independent sustainable living with us for up to one year.

If you are aged 16-34 and are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, you may be eligible for supported accommodation, if you:

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Have identified support needs

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Have had issues sustaining a tenancy previously

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Are a young person leaving care

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Are a young person who has never previously held a tenancy

What is Unsupported Accommodation?

Unsupported accommodation means that you believe you can manage a tenancy independently and have no identified support needs.

As an ethical lettings agency, we manage properties on behalf of landlords, ensuring that they exceed minimum homes standard and liaising on your behalf to ensure you have a safe and comfortable home.

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