SWITCH

Following 4 fantastic years of delivery, the funding for the SWITCH project (Support with Interventions to Counter Homelessness) has come to an end.
We would like to thank all the fantastic service users, volunteers and partners we have worked with over the years.
If you are in need of housing help or advice, please refer to the sources of information below.

Housing Help

Anyone who is homeless or a risk of being made homeless needs to contact the Council as soon as possible. They should explain their situation in full and let the Council employee know of their circumstances and their health. For example if they are at risk from domestic abuse or have mental or physical health problems. This will help them get the most appropriate housing, based on their needs. Almost all the hostels in Hull can now only be accessed through the Council. Hostels have support staff who can offer support with applying for properties etc.

Council – 01482 612040 or (01482 300304 out of hours) when open visit the Wilson Centre

Doorstep – 01482 345006 – Doorstep is a small independent charity who run small hostels, shared houses and self-contained flats. They offer short term accommodation with support for homeless people in Hull. They accept referrals from any source.

Emmaus Hostel –01482 223722 (Option 4) – Emmaus run a hostel on Lockwood Street in Hull. They provide housing, meals and clothing. Anyone applying for a place in an Emmaus Hostel must be eligible for Housing Benefit and be able to work 40 hours/week.

Emmaus also run an outreach Rough Sleeper support in Hull and the East Riding and can be a valuable lifeline for those sleeping rough, letting them know about their housing options and providing food, hot drinks and sleeping bags.

Emmaus Rough Sleeper Outreach (Hull) 01482 223722 (Option 5)

Emmaus Rough Sleeper Outreach (East Riding) 01482 223722 (Option 6)

Target Housing – 01482 594950. Target offer supported housing for up to 2 years. Applicant’s must be willing to engage with a Housing Officer who will help them develop the skills they need to live independently. They help with controlling debt and managing rent arrears, paying utilities etc. Target take people who have additional needs such as struggling with mental health, addictions, Domestic Violence etc. Target encourage people to make positive decisions. They accept self referrals as well as referrals through the Council or partner agencies.

Winner (Preston Road Women’s Centre) – 01482 790310 have 195 one, two & three bed homes for women and children across Hull. You don’t need a bond or a deposit and can stay as long as you need to.

Housing Associations
Most Housing associations can be applied to through the Council. You can also apply to some Housing Associations directly for example:

Pickering & Ferens – 01482 223783

Sanctuary Housing – 0800 916 1525

Together Housing – 0300 555 5560 or 5561

Clairon Housing – 01482 708733

Riverside Housing Allocations Team – 01482 612281 (based at the Octagon).
Once a person is allocated a Hull City Council property, the Housing Allocations Team deal with showing people round properties and dealing with repairs before people move in.

Support & Health

Renew – 01482 839009 – Option 2 for support with problem drinking

Renew – 01482 620013 – Support with drug addictions

Let’s Talk – 01482 247111 (talking therapies)

Mental health crisis line – 01482 301701 (suicidal thoughts, hearing voice etc)

Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) – 01482 318759 – Offer advice and support to those living with or fleeing Domestic Abuse. They can provide practical support making windows and doors more secure to keep the perpetrator out. Also provide support to help victims of DV apply for court orders to protect themselves.

Preston Road Women’s Centre (Purple House) – 01482 790310 – Offer advice and support to women living with or fleeing Domestic Abuse. They can provide practical support making windows and doors more secure to keep the perpetrator out. They also offer emotional support and run a supported housing service for women fleeting domestic violence.

Advice on benefits, money or housing problems:

Renew – 01482 839009 – Option 2 for support with problem drinking

Renew – 01482 620013 – Support with drug addictions

Let’s Talk – 01482 247111 (talking therapies)

Mental health crisis line – 01482 301701 (suicidal thoughts, hearing voice etc)

Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) – 01482 318759 – Offer advice and support to those living with or fleeing Domestic Abuse. They can provide practical support making windows and doors more secure to keep the perpetrator out. Also provide support to help victims of DV apply for court orders to protect themselves.

Preston Road Women’s Centre (Purple House) – 01482 790310 – Offer advice and support to women living with or fleeing Domestic Abuse. They can provide practical support making windows and doors more secure to keep the perpetrator out. They also offer emotional support and run a supported housing service for women fleeting domestic violence.

Contact numbers for Benefits:

Universal Credit Helpline – 0800 328 5644 (free call)
ESA – 0800 169 0310 (free call)
PIP – 0800 917 2222 (free call)
Housing Benefit – 01482 300303