Gloucester projects includes a number of properties in and around Gloucester City Centre. They are managed from a staff office at Deakin House.
Stroud Road dry houses
The dry houses provide a stable environment between in-patient treatment and a return to independent living for those who have demonstrated a commitment towards recovery, with evidence of at least 8 weeks complete abstinence. Residents can stay for a maximum of 2 years.
To support you and protect your recovery we operate a drug and alcohol testing system to make sure that these remain ‘dry’ houses. Anyone failing one of these tests puts their residency at immediate risk. We also expect you to continue with your programme of recovery meetings and we encourage residents to undertake studies, voluntary activities, work or treatment programmes.
We provided 1:1 support for individuals and group support is available as part of Elim Housing’s ‘Skills for Life’ programme.
Both properties have 4 large furnished en-suite bedrooms and have good access to public transport, the Quays and the City. The communal areas include a kitchen (with individual storage), lounge, laundry and garden. There is also access to computers and wi-fi.
Referrals for the accommodation are accepted from a number of support agencies who work with recovering addicts. Ideally you will have a connection to Gloucester but this is not essential.
Young Parents accommodation
Low level housing and tenancy support provided on a one to one basis for young parents aged between 18 and 25 in 2 bed houses in the Barton and Tredworth area.
Support is provided through a tailored support plan that ascertains an individual’s needs which is met by weekly 1:1 meetings. Attendance at multi-agency meetings is also offered to maximise support potential.
Initially, residents are given a 26 week Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. The maximum stay is 1 year.
The properties are let unfurnished and uncarpeted, have enclosed gardens and are in walking distance of Gloucester city centre and accessible to all major transport links.
All applications for our Young Parent accommodation comes through the Gloucester City Council ‘START’ referral process
Deakin House and Trier Way
Both projects provide Move on accommodation in the city centre for those leaving supported housing.