The Whitehaven Community Trust
Project Category: Registered charity
We are a not for profit charity and we provide supported accommodation for young homeless people aged 16-24 years.
We have 2 homeless hostels:
Lowther Street Hostel provides supported accommodation for young people aged 16-24 years that come to us in a time of crisis. We provide their own furnished room, communal bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Our Project Workers support these young people by guiding them in life skills, budgeting, building confidence and if needed seek outside organisations to meet their needs. The young people come to us for many reasons such as removed from the family due to neglect and/or abuse, family breakdowns, care leavers with nowhere to go, overcrowding within the home and many more.
The Mother and Baby Hostel is for young mothers and their babes fleeing domestic abuse and have nowhere to stay. We provide their own furnished rooms fully equipped for the mother and child. We provide safety, guidance and support in parenting skills, building self esteem, confidence and work closely with outside organisations such as social workers, Cumbrian Constabulary and health visitors.
Our aim across both hostels is to provide safety and support for our vulnerable young people, to build confidence and skills and to help them become independent tenants when they are ready to move forward.
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