The Forecastle provides a safe, secure and welcoming environment for residents who have experienced or who are at risk of homelessness and have additional support needs.
We provide accommodation based housing related support from a team of experienced staff who are trained to help residents move onto independent living.
The Forecastle is currently undergoing an exciting redevelopment which will allow us to provide 18 units of high quality accommodation each with their own en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. It will also see the development of improved office space, better parking and a community hub in the old gatehouse.
By completing the work in phases and acquiring a 6-bed property in Yate we have been able to continue to offer housing and support throughout the development of the site.
The support we provide
We accept referrals from single people aged 18-65 who have medium support needs.
We provide housing related support and work closely with partner agencies that can provide other specialist support services in areas such as drug and alcohol, mental health, re-offending.
Together with their key worker residents identify their support needs in 1:1 sessions and work on support plans to make progress, these are reviewed regularly using the Outcome Star.
We hold regular residents’ meetings and have group activities facilitated by staff and outside agencies around budgeting, debt, training, healthy living, move-on options, food and nutrition.
We facilitate the Elim Skills for Life programme.
Accommodation is offered to residents for a maximum period of two years, with a view to moving people on before this time, as soon as they are ready for independent living.
The Forecastle is a great place to live because....
We provide a safe place to live whilst residents build up the skills they need to live independently.
Our staff team is committed to helping residents achieve their dreams and aspirations. We work in a psychologically informed way and residents are encouraged to be part of that process to help create an environment for positive change.
We encourage resident involvement at all levels and have a high level of tenant participation. We listen to resident feedback and work with residents to improve the service we provide.
We have computers internet access for residents to use for personal use and for looking for move on accommodation or work.
We also work closely with other professional agencies so ensure residents with additional needs are supported and can maintain their tenancies.
How to apply
You need to contact South Gloucestershire Council to complete an application for short term supported housing. Forms are available from South Gloucestershire’s One-Stop-Shops in the following areas: Kingswood, Yate, Thornbury, Patchway.
You may also be referred to South Gloucestershire Housing and Support Service by someone who is working with you such as a Social Worker or Probation Officer.
For more information or to request an application form phone Council’s Housing Contact Centre on 01454 868 005 or Adult Care Customer Services on 01454 868 007.
The Forecastle Down Road, Alveston, South Gloucestershire. BS35 3JE