Taking steps towards greater independence
Our award-winning supported housing charity has its roots planted in safeguarding and good social work practice. Since 2007 it has provided support to people with a range of vulnerabilities who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness across Co. Durham and Teesside.
They include people who:
• are young and pregnant
• have children on child protection registers
• are care leavers
• have offending behaviours
• have complex needs
• are at risk of sexual exploitation
• are survivors of moden day slavery/human trafficking
• have mental health challenges
• are young asylum seekers
There are two centres staffed 24/7 in Newton Aycliffe and Billingham which offer more intensive support. One of them, Hope House is pictured above.
Once clients are sufficiently stable and have the necessary independent living skills, they can move into ROC Solid houses on local estates and enjoy ongoing, but less intensive, support. Many people move directly into them.
Our skilled, well-trained support workers use Charms database for all recordings, a feature appreciated by other professionals.
The charity has around 70 units of accommodation and is constantly adding properties.
ROC Solid has a service level agreement with Durham County Council which entails monitoring visits by commissioners.