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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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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.

Housing and Support Assessment Service



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Housing and Support Assessment Service

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01305 216230

Dorset

The Housing and Supported Assessment Service works together with those using the service and their support networks where appropriate. The service assists in guiding people in developing the skills they need to live on their won, such as cooking, budgeting and shopping. People’s wishes are paramount and are placed at the centre of all support. Our aim is to assist people in moving on to new accommodation by supporting them to access the housing register, bid for properties and help with moving arrangements. The service undertakes assessments and can advise people accordingly of the affordability of rent (including service charges) charged to people. Service staff work alongside people in exploring options about different funding streams, including direct payments, personal budgets and individuals service funds, and ensure people are aware of the impacts of options.