Here at New Pathways we have high standard, quality properties which we fully decorate and furnish to an exceptional standard. We believe that by adding not just the furnishings for our service users, but the extra finishing touches, we take our properties from a house to a home and in order to create for long term tenancy sustainment. It is our philosophy to go above and beyond for the people who access our service.
When someone moves into a New Pathways tenancy, not only will they have a newly decorated, high calibre property but they will also find it fully furnished. We provide for example:
- All White Goods
- A Bed, duvet, pillows and bedding
- A couch, chairs and cushions
- Bedside table and lamp
- A coffee table and ornaments
- Blinds and curtains in all rooms
- A toaster, kettle, cutlery, plates, mugs, bread bin and storage jars
- Towels and bathroom accessories
- Pictures, clocks and wall hangings
- Lights and pendant shades
- A vacuum cleaner, ironing board, iron and laundry basket
New Pathways believes that having a sense of home from the beginning is an important step in the creation of well being and balance at a time in a persons life when, for whatever reason, it is chaotic. It would be verging on the impossible for someone coming from temporary accommodation or living on the streets to accumulate the contents of a home. They would not have the available funds to do so but for many it would be an overwhelming task. That is why we believe that it is not just important but a vital part of the support we provide, in order for our service users to recover a sense of well being, ownership and pride in their new home. After which, they are then able to rebuild there lives and tackle the reasons that brought them to a homeless situation in the first place.
We have occupants from all backgrounds, facing all sorts of difficulties and issues. The only stipulation we have, for people being referred to us, is that they must be either homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many may be impacted with offending histories, addiction issues or fleeing domestic violence etc. Yet we see time and time again that by providing a “Housing First” approach, stabilising their lives becomes easier. For example this in turn leads to a reduction in re-offending and provides a platform for rebuilding and improving their lives.
We have for example a recent service user who within seven weeks of moving into their new home tackled their budgeting problems, where money had been an issue in the past that they were seeking help with. With our support, they have set up payment plans and worked out their weekly household budgets. They have also stabilised their usage and are continuing to adhere to their addiction programme. They are now also having regular contact with their children, engaging in volunteering and are involved with peer to peer support and the development of a service user steering group. Not only are they rebuilding their life but are gaining confidence and self esteem daily. And this is only one of the success stories we have at New Pathways. By providing quality accommodation hand in hand with Housing Support allows anyone who accesses our service to take the first step on their “New Pathway to Independent Living”.
Please see below some examples of the accommodation we provide to the people who access our Care Registered Housing Support Service.