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Single Access Point

Single Access Point

What is it? 

The Single Access Point is a specialist homelessness prevention service which works with 16 and 17 year old young people who are having difficulties where they are living.

What we do

Some young people may find it difficult to stay where they are, or may have reached the point where they have looked into or gone to stay at other places.  Our aim is to help prevent young people from becoming homeless. Our prevention service has been successful in helping young people to remain at home and rebuild relationships with their families where possible. The Single Access Point can also help young people who are living away from home, perhaps for the first time, who may need some additional help, support and advice on their situation.

What can we help with?

Young people sometimes think that leaving home will be a solution to all their problems, but it may make things worse. If you live in Charnwood, are 16 or 17 years old, and you are thinking about leaving home why not get in touch with the Single Access Point and arrange to come and see us for more information about your own individual circumstances. We will provide comprehensive information, advice and support to help you get back on track. We will explain the available options and help for you to plan for the future. The Single Access Point can link you into other sources of help and support that you may need.

Who are these services for?

The Single Access Point is a specialist homelessness prevention service which works with young people in Charnwood aged 16 and 17 who are having difficulties where they are living or are homeless.  We are a specialist service delivered in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council.

Referral criteria

  • Aged 16 or 17
  • Local connection to Charnwood
    • Lived in Charnwood for 6 out of the last 12 months or 3 out of the last 5 years
    • Close family member who has lived in Charnwood for the last 5 years
    • Special circumstances which would require young person to reside in Charnwood
  • Requiring advice around a housing issue or have a specific housing need