The work we do

Severn Angels Housing and Support provide safe accommodation and support to homeless and vulnerable people (16 years and over) particularly women in the West Midlands and Worcestershire areas to enable them to be more independent.

Severn Angels Housing and Support aim to relieve poverty in the West Midlands and Worcestershire areas by providing housing and services to individuals in need,  who are rough sleeping, in temporary, insecure, or unsuitable accommodation or at risk of becoming homeless.

Accommodation

We provide housing for homeless and vulnerable people (16 years and over). Severn Angels Housing and Support has properties that can be used to house homeless people or vulnerable people. Our HMO properties for housing women follow a six-step admission process. Upon approval, individuals are given a six-month stay accommodation, with up to 2 months stay probation (8months total).

Facilities and rooms

Communal

  • Large Kitchen
  • Living room
  • 2x bathrooms with toilets
  • 1x separate toilet
  • Large front and back garden
  • Computer room

In every room, you will find

  • Double bed
  • Duvet and pillow set
  • 2x pillows
  • Chipboard dressing table with mirror
  • Standard wardrobe
  • Wall-mounted tv with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Shaggy modern rug
  • Womens Shelter

  • Womens Shelter

  • Womens Shelter

  • Womens Shelter

  • Womens Shelter

  • Womens Shelter

Services

Severn Angels Housing and Support Provides housing and life skill training for women. It aids women, frequently homeless, as they move from dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles.

Severn Angels Housing and Support offers accommodation to homeless women. Each client can stay for up to one year if they are clean and sober (random drug and alcohol testing determines this) and have no other place to go.

Severn Angels Housing and Support is a women-only facility. This is of significant value to the clients as it eliminates the possibility of sexual abuse from the opposite sex within the facility.

 

 

Our Support Package includes the below:

Additionally, each client must be an active participant of the program

Collaborative Approach to Empowering Individuals. This program is an eight-step program to develop self-sufficient clients. The different elements of the program are:

  • Personal development planning.
  • Vocational development.
  • Substance abuse prevention.
  • Interpersonal skill development.
  • Personal and spiritual development.
  • Community involvement.
  • Creative leisure activities/celebration.
  • Independent living preparation/follow up.

Employment & Education

Employment training such as CV writing, interview coaching and employability behaviour. We help residents to develop practical skills such as cooking, cleaning, and gardening. We focus on technical skills such as how to use a computer, building a CV, and applying for jobs.

We work with Jobcentre plus and private companies to offer work experience.

Signposting individuals to organisations such as Citizen’s advice and Asylum Advice UK for legal advice.

Facilitating access to training and education.

Housing Advice

We offer accommodation that is either temporary or with additional support for all women referred to Severn Angels. First, we will focus on doing an individual assessment, so we can tailor our support on a case-by-case basis.

Our accommodation is tenancy-based complete with CCTV cameras for safety and peace of mind.

Many women are inexperienced with independent living, so it’s our job to ensure that everything is covered, from house viewings to registering with the council.

Psychological Support

Whether it’s counselling or trauma therapy, we pride ourselves on being able to offer varied psychological support to all women at Severn Angels. Our volunteers are trained to handle each scenario with compassion and empathy.

If we have women who require specific psychological support, we have a referral network of professionals and specialists who can help.

Practical Skills

We help women to develop practical skills such as cooking, cleaning, and gardening. We focus on technical skills such as how to use a computer, building a CV, and applying for jobs.

It’s imperative that each woman is supported to ensure that they can develop independence and confidence to integrate back into society.

Basic Skills

We help with basic skills such as personal care, money management, and day to day communication. For women who lack basic English skills, we also have interpreters to help with language barriers. Basic life skills are often taken for granted, so at Severn Angels we make sure that these are prioritised.

Community Events

We encourage women to actively engage and participate in the community they live in. We help to get women access to social events, activities, and volunteering opportunities. These events can also be a great way for mothers to integrate their children into sports clubs or crèches.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you ensure that residents are supported to move on?

    All residents have a specific key worker who works with them to help develop independent living skills, assist them to anchor into the local community, supports them with personal goals and aspirations. Our services are built on a model that is recovery-focused, asset-based, and trauma-informed.

    We work in partnership with other local service providers, we share our findings of the needs faced by the community from the work that we do. We are also able to understand what services are available so that we can better signpost individuals. Through our training, service providers learn how to provide better culturally competent services to ensure that we are all supporting the homeless community.

Help Severn Angels Housing and Support to tackle homelessness by making a generous donation to support our projects.

Womens Shelter

Womens Shelter

Womens Shelter

Womens Shelter

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