Justlife Foundation

Support to People in Temporary Accommodation

To provide advice and support to individuals living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA). People living in UTA are not considered homeless although residents do not have access to safe, secure and settled housing. They suffer with deteriorating health and lose control of their life.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140822)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£11,090

Donations

79

Situation

People living in UTA suffer with deteriorating mental and physical health, become victims of crime, lose control of their life, drop off the bottom rung of the housing ladder or die prematurely. We've conducted research that reveals there are over 51,500 individuals living in B&Bs in England. This is in contrast to the government figures which recorded only 5,870. In Brighton and Hove, there has been a 237% increase in the number of households accommodated in temporary accommodation since 2010.

Solution

Our project in Brighton provides a drop-in service and advice and support from our specialist project workers to individuals living in UTA to enable them to move into safe, suitable accommodation. Whilst supporting them to access suitable accommodation, we provide a range of social, learning and development opportunities to improve their overall well-being as individuals often stay in UTA for long periods of time during which their health deteriorates.