Somewhere in Northumberland a young person will sleep out for the first time tonight. We believe there should be No Second Night Out. This is Safe Space:
Safe Space is a Crash Pad - Safe and Secure accommodation located above our office in Morpeth Town centre. The Crash Pad provides emergency accommodation on a night by night basis for upto two young people in immediate housing crisis.
All referrals are received via Northumberland County Council's Homelessness and Housing Options Team. link
The accommodation consists of a bedroom and shared lounge, bathroom and kitchen. The entrance stairs and corridors are protected by 24h CCTV recording equipment.
A limited amount of support is provided to enable residents to explore housing options, to make referrals to other services and to liaise with Accommodation providers and the DWP.
Residents are welcome to use onsite facilities during office hours but must vacate bedrooms this is to ensure that residents are focused on resolving the immediate housing crisis.
During the first year of operation 18 people stayed in the Crash Pad. 7 have a planned move to their own accommodation, 5 returned home, 5 had unplanned moves (3 AWOL to alternative accommodation and 2 evicted).
This is more than a roof:
Our Supported Accommodation is located in Ashington, Pegswood and Morpeth. We have capacity to accommodate 12 residents in shared accommodation or self contained bedsits.
We accept referrals from agencies concerned about young people in housing crisis or receiving advice on housing options. We also accept self referrals.
All referrals to this project must be age 16-25, experiencing housing crisis or threatened with homelessness and be in need of and willing to accept support.
This is Bouldering:
Bouldering is a kind of climbing without the use of a rope. It's great fun and helps develop strength, coordination, problem solving and fitness. Barnabas - Safe & Sound have built an indoor bouldering wall in a former garage at our centre Wellwood House. More info at our Dedicated Bouldering Website here
Progress to climb offsite at iconic Northumberland locations with our Instructors Craig & Paul.
This is Youth Development:
Monday Youth Drop in and Offsite Activities Young People age 13-17 from 6pm to 9pm participate in project activities. 17 & 18 year olds are welcome to volunteer.
Offsite Activities We now have a minibus and staff trained to deliver outdoor activities offsite - sign up as a member to join in.
Junior Youth Club In the near future we will be developing Junior Multisport activities at Stobhill Youth Club.