Referral

Wytham Hall is a strictly abstinence-based project that aims to provide temporary supported housing for individuals within Westminster who have been formerly homeless and are experiencing ongoing low to medium level mental and physical health problems and such other difficulties as we consider appropriate.

Referrals are invited for members of the homeless community that require both support and housing. We do not invite referrals for those that require housing only. Please note that prospective residents cannot self-refer.

The contact for referrals is:

Andrew Keck (Joint-Manager)

andrew.keck@wythamhall.co.uk

Wytham Hall

117 Sutherland Avenue

London W9 2QJ

tel: 0207 289 1978
fax: 0207 266 1518

or in his absence:

Stephen Tufnell (Joint-Manager)

Stephen.tufnell@wythamhall.co.uk

(address and other contact details as above)

Supporting People require that a Building Based Services (BBS) Referral Form must be completed and signed by the Referral Agency. N.B. Wytham Hall has four rooms that are not funded by Supporting People and the Wytham Hall referral form can be used when referrals relate to these rooms. The Wytham Hall referral form can be found here.

Should you wish to be referred we would advise that you make contact with one of the large homeless charities (or Great Chapel Street Medical Centre) to seek their support and a possible referral.

We welcome contact to discuss possible referrals prior to a formal referral.

If, prior to referral, a client thinks they would benefit from an informal visit we are happy to arrange this. This would involve an opportunity to meet our staff along with gaining a clearer idea of what we have to offer.

Following the receipt of a referral the referrer will be contacted to discuss the referral and its suitability (N.B. all referrals will be added to a database). This may include a request for further information or clarification of details provided. If the decision is taken to proceed an assessment will be arranged. The assessments are typically carried out at Wytham Hall itself and are conducted by the Service Leader and one of the supported housing workers. A decision on the outcome of the assessment will be provided as soon as we are able. Following assessment the potential resident will be provided with the expected timescale for a decision.
N.B. Such decisions are open to appeal.

Wytham Hall would like to stress the importance of potential residents being as informed as possible as to the nature of Wytham Hall prior to attending an assessment.

Referral criteria for Wytham Hall (Sutherland Avenue)

• Westminster CHAIN verified rough sleepers.

• People willing to commit to not using drugs or alcohol either on, or off, the premises. We typically require residents to have been clear of alcohol and drugs for at least three months prior to referral.

• Men or women.

• Over 18.

• In need of and accepting of support.

• Capable of independent living with support.

• Must be prepared to engage with support.

• To meet with keyworker as required.

Referral criteria for Lanhill Road and Charfield Court Flats

• Six-month Westminster connection.

• People willing to commit to not using drugs or alcohol either on, or off, the premises. We typically require residents to have been clear of alcohol and drugs for at least three months prior to referral.

• Men or women.

• Over 18.

• In need of and accepting of support.

• Capable of independent living with support.

• Must be prepared to engage with support.

• To meet with keyworker as required.

Additional useful information

• Residents are free to come and ago as they please 24 hours per day.

• Residents may have guests to visit between the hours of 10am and 11pm.
i.e. No overnight guests at any of the properties.

• Residents are not allowed guests that have been drinking alcohol or using drugs, or if they have alcohol or drugs on their person.

• Residents are required to do their own cleaning and to carry out their share of the communal cleaning tasks.

 

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