71 Crown Street
Tel: 01224 580411
Manager – Lynda Reid
Depute Manager – Ellen Jiggens
Margaret House opened in 1981. The service is a care home providing support and accommodation to 12 homeless people. The staff team assist residents to address the issues in their lives which have led to their homelessness. These can include mental health, substance misuse, behavioural and other psychological issues. The team also assist residents to access longer-term accommodation, suited to individual needs, and to develop the skills necessary to maintain such accommodation and to live as independently as possible.
The service will be provided for people aged 16 years and over:
- whose existing care arrangements have broken down or are at risk of breaking down placing the person at risk
- where there is a high risk of family breakdown or breakdown has occurred
- who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and considered to be a vulnerable person
- whose involvement in work, training or education cannot be maintained
- who have significant health problems (including mental health or substance misuse) with a risk to safety or independence
- where abuse or neglect has occurred or may occur
- whose needs cannot be currently met through supported accommodation or a housing support service
- who demonstrate a commitment to engage with the service
- who are eligible for housing and to receive either directly or indirectly public funds and be entitled to reside in the United Kingdom.
Service users utilise the service for around 6 months.