Housing and Homelessness

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Housing and Homelessness

What we do

As with all YOU services, we provide person centred support to help people on their journey towards achieving their own goals and independence. Our aim is to provide support to anyone facing homelessness, resolving immediate crises to build self-confidence and self-esteem.

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Your Journey: Dorset Community Navigator Service



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Your Journey: Dorset Community Navigator Service

For more information for Your Journey

Telephone: 0300 123 7707

Address: 56 St Mary’s Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8PP

Your Journey Community Navigators work across Dorset with vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness to help them integrate back into their communities and get back on their feet. Your Journey is driven entirely by the needs and goals of each person it supports, aiming to help reduce social isolation and improve health outcomes.

Our outreach team work with rough sleepers, or those ‘sofa surfing’ to help them access all the support their community offers, working in partnership with a range of agencies  including Probation, Police, Community Safety, Health, Job Centre Plus, Housing, and voluntary sector organisations.  The support we can offer alongside our partner agencies covers:

  • benefits
  • budgeting
  • maintain tenancies
  • alcohol and drug rehabilitation
  • employment and training
  • self care and living skills
  • housing options
  • supported health behaviour change

Our Accommodation Finders work proactively with landlords to help people secure accommodation. Our aim is for people to be built up in confidence, empowered to deal with their issues from a launchpad of security and co-produced support.

Dorset First Point: Housing and Community Service





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Dorset First Point: Housing and Community Service

For more information for First Point Dorset:

Telephone: 0330 123 2550

Address: 56 St Mary’s Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8PP

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First Point Dorset provides housing related support and guidance to people over 16 years of age facing eviction, rent arrears, court action and budgeting issues. We can help you with accessing and appealing benefit claims, budgeting or household debts, rent arrears and other housing related issues, finding more suitable accommodation, acting as an advocate for you or linking in with your landlord, benefit agencies or your local council. We provide support with:

  • Advocacy
  • Signposting
  • Support to attend court
  • Budgeting skills
  • Maximizing income
  • Liaising with other agencies
  • Crisis intervention
  • Resettlement
  • Flexible support

You can self refer to the service via telephone or email,  or you can be referred to the service through an agency.