Rush House can offer up to 50 bed spaces throughout the Rotherham area for homeless or inappropriately housed young people in need of support. This consists of 3 emergency bedspaces at our core building at 18-19 Lindum Terrace. Referrals to the emergency accommodation need to go through Key Choices Property shop, you can contact them on 01709 382121.
9 single person bedsits based at our core building at 18-19 Lindum Terrace which benefits from 24-7 staff support provided by an experienced team of support workers in addition to a team of Keyworkers who offer 1:1 support through the development and implementation of a support plan framed around the Every Child Matters outcomes.
28 supported housing bedspaces in 14, 2 bed houses throughout Rotherham and 10 single occupancy flats largely based in the Parkgate/Rawmarsh areas. Whilst these are more independent properties, young people are visited a minimum of once per week by their allocated keyworker and have access to 24-7 support via the support worker team based at the Lindum Terrace site.
Young people can be accommodated in Emergency Accommodation for up to 10 days. Bedsits for up to 3 months (and beyond depending on need) and up to a year in Supported Housing. We offer a wide range of activities/opportunities for young people including; Voice and Influence, music sessions, cooking sessions, gym access and staying safe.
We also have a dedicated NEET worker who works with young people who need support to enter education, training or employment.
In terms of referrals, any agency worker is welcome to refer a client to Rush House for accommodation by completing a referral form. We would however always recommend that a young person is supported to access Keychoices so that their homelessness can be assessed and they can be added to the housing register. Alternatively if you are working with a young person who is uncertain of whether Rush House is right for them, please contact us and we would be happy to meet with them and talk through any concerns prior to a formal referral. All young people are invited to attend a Risk and Needs assessment prior to being accommodated so that they are fully informed of what we can provide and what expectations we have of them.