Equinox Brighton awarded grant for Hostel Link Team

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Equinox Brighton have been awarded a grant of £96,075 from the Homelessness Transition Fund, an initiative funded by the Department for Communities & Local Government and administered by Homeless Link.
The Equinox Care Hostel Link Team aims to reduce rough sleeping by working to a preventative brief, engaging with people in hostels who are at risk of/have histories of, street drinking, evictions and rough sleeping. 
The team will use a small ‘Personalised’ budget to facilitate access to meaningful day structure ( exercise, voluntary work, education etc) as an alternative to a street life-style. 
The service will achieve accommodation, treatment and meaningful structure outcomes for 75 clients over 12 months.  
Welcoming the grant, Bill Puddicombe, Chief Executive of Equinox said:
“We are delighted that Equinox has been awarded this grant, especially at a time when Brighton’s street population has increased significantly. Our 2013 street drinking count found 93 people over the course of a week.
“The Equinox Hostel Link Team will engage with people in hostels who have a history or risk of street drinking, evictions and rough sleeping. Our specialist workers will help this group of people in Brighton and Hove to secure tenancies, access treatment and build structure in their lives.”
The target group will be 75 men and women living in hostels who are at risk of, and have histories of, street drinking, eviction and rough sleeping.
This service will consist of team of 3 hostel link workers who will intervene early to stop this group becoming entrenched in a street lifestyle, securing their tenancies and diverting them into treatment and meaningful structure.

Equinox Brighton have been awarded a grant of £96,075 from the Homelessness Transition Fund, an initiative funded by the Department for Communities & Local Government and administered by Homeless Link.

The Equinox Hostel Link Team aims to reduce rough sleeping by working to a preventative brief. The team will engage with people in hostels who are at risk of street drinking, evictions and rough sleeping. 

This service will consist of a team of 3 hostel link workers who will intervene early to stop this group becoming entrenched in a street lifestyle, securing their tenancies and diverting them into treatment. The team will use a small ‘personalised’ budget to facilitate access to meaningful day structure, such as exercise, voluntary work and education, as alternatives to a street lifestyle. 

The service aims to achieve accommodation, treatment and meaningful structure outcomes for 75 men and women over 12 months.  

Welcoming the grant, Bill Puddicombe, Chief Executive of Equinox said:

“We are delighted that Equinox has been awarded this grant, especially at a time when Brighton’s street population has increased significantly. Our 2013 street drinking count found 93 people over the course of a week.

“Our specialist hostel link workers will help this group of people in Brighton and Hove to secure their accommodation, access treatment and build structure in their lives.”

 

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