Training Houses

What are the Training Houses?

The Purfleet Trust have established Training Houses for single homeless people in King’s Lynn.

Our Training Houses provide accommodation and support to homeless, or potentially homeless, single people who want to make changes in their lives. The Training Houses are ideal for those that require more intensive tenancy support to maintain stable accommodation.

Why our Training Houses are important

The Purfleet Trust have been working in partnership with Freebridge Community Housing establishing Training Houses for single homeless people with low to medium but intensive support needs.

Our Training Houses provide accommodation and support to homeless, or potentially homeless, single people who want to make changes in their lives. The Training Houses are ideal for those that require more intensive tenancy support to maintain stable accommodation.

The project has been designed to prepare people for living in self-contained or shared accommodation of their own in the future. Demonstrating that you can be a good tenant in one of the Training Houses improves your chances of being offered a more secure housing option.

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Supported to gain new life skills

The project is a combination of structured support to encourage engagement and good quality, suitable, fully furnished temporary accommodation that demonstrates to the individual that they are valued.

Tenants are helped to move on to more permanent accommodation options when they have gained the skills and confidence and demonstrated their reliability to take on their own tenancies.

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client doing laundry at our training house

Giving our clients the chance to grow

Through our training houses they learn to become independent whilst also having us as a safety net to fall back on. They learn vital, everyday living skills that can translate into their future accommodation. This allows our clients to thrive and grow in confidence.

The goal of the Training Houses is to support people as they prepare to move on. Tenants will be supported by their key worker as they navigate Homechoice and bid for private rented accommodation.

clients cooking at our training house

How do the Training Houses work?

Our Training Houses are provided by Freebridge and managed on their behalf by The Purfleet Trust.

The tenants have their own bedroom and the use of a shared bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a reception room.

Every tenant has a key worker who will provide and co-ordinate advice and practical support with establishing good budgeting practices, gaining household skills, engaging in meaningful activities and training, aimed at working towards employment as well as developing the long term ability to sustain an independent tenancy.

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