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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Homelessness

Start date of service provision: Mar 2018

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 160k (USD 213.47k)

Max potential outcome payment: GBP 905.06k

Service users: 100 individuals


Wrap around support offering a Housing First style fidelity model will aim to reduce rough sleeping activity and ensuring access to local services – health (street triage), mental health (street based assessments). Collaboration will include increased flexibility around emergency or temporary accommodation through Housing Options plus access to hostel beds, and will align with the current commissioning of assessment centres and ‘safe places’ short term emergency beds. The ethos of the service delivery will be based on PIE (led by Brighton and Hove) and MEAM (Adur and Worthing) delivering innovation in strengths based work.

Target population

A history of rough sleeping (seen rough sleeping at least 6 times over the last 2 years) or have spent at least 3 years interacting with homelessness services (including hostels) and have at least two other complex needs (including, but not necessarily limited to Substance misuse or addiction problems (including New Psychoactive Substances), a history of offending (5+ offences in the last five years or 1 offence in the last year) or street based anti-social behaviour, mental health problems (including self-reported), long-term health conditions) and are currently not being adequately or effectively supported through existing services.



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Brighton, United Kingdom

Outcome metrics

  • Accomodation - Entering Accommodation
  • Accomodation - 3 months in accomodation
  • Accomodation - 6 months in accomodation
  • Accomodation - 12 months in accomodation
  • Accomodation - 18 months in accomodation
  • Accomodation - 24 months in accomodation
  • First Assessment - General Wellbeing Assessment (Better Managed Needs)
  • Second Assessment - General Wellbeing Assessment (Better Managed Needs)
  • Third Assessment - General Wellbeing Assessment (Better Managed Needs)
  • Mental health (MH) entry into engagement with services - Better Managed Needs
  • Mental health (MH) sustained engagement with services - Better Managed Needs
  • Alcohol misuse entry into alcohol treatment - Better Managed Needs
  • Alcohol misuse sustained engagement with alcohol treatment - Better Managed Needs
  • Drug misuse entry into drug treatment - Better Managed Needs
  • Drug misuse sustained engagement with drug treatment - Better Managed Needs
  • Improved education/training (Entry into employment) 1) Self-cert form 2) One of the following: 1. Certificate 2. Trainer letter/email
  • Volunteering/self-employed 13 weeks (Entry into employment) 1) Self-cert form 2) Organisation letter/email
  • Volunteering/self-employed 26 weeks (Entry into employment)
  • Part time work 13 weeks (Entry into employment) 1) Self-cert form 2) One of the following: 1. Contract 2. Payslips 3. Employer letter/email 4. Invoices and remittances
  • Part time work 26 weeks (Entry into employment)
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