Rough Sleeper Support

If you see someone sleeping rough you can connect them to local services by going to https://www.streetlink.org.uk/ or via the Streetlink app. You can also signpost them to us for breakfast from Monday to Saturday from 8am-10am or for lunch from 12-2pm Monday to Friday where members of our support team will be on hand to help.

We offer rough sleepers a postal address, shower and laundry facilities as well as emergency clothing, practical advice and one-to-one support. Anyone sleeping rough in the city can access us for support and be allocated a keyworker that will work with them to identify their goals.

We support people to access suitable accommodation, move towards employment, access training or education and develop skills to build self-reliance and resilience. 

The Wolverhampton Church Night shelter managed by Enterprise Homes operates onsite and we can refer people into the shelter for overnight accommodation. We run a breakfast club from Monday to Saturday from 8am-10am with support staff onsite to help with a wide range of issues.

“I couldn’t get through the day without knowing that I had somewhere to go at night. My world then was so small, and my addiction had taken over that much that it was everything to me. Today life is good. As each day comes I do better than I did yesterday. My journey continues, and there’s more to come.”

Neil

Supported Lettings SchemePrivate Sector

The Good Shepherd works with private landlords in Wolverhampton to secure good quality affordable accommodation in the city for people who are – or are at immediate risk of – rough sleeping. We provide enhanced support for all involved, including:

Tenants

• One-to-one flexible support
• Budgeting support and payment plans
• Tenancy and benefit support
• Support to attend appointments
• ‘Move-on’ accommodation once support needs are met

Landlords

• Source and assess tenants
• Regular property checks
• Support planned and unplanned ‘move-on’
• Support with any anti-social behaviour
• Mediation with tenants
• Arrange direct payments to the landlord

If you’re a landlord and own property in Wolverhampton then please get in touch. We don’t charge for the services we provide but instead ask for affordable rents for our tenants.

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