Touchstone Housing Service

housing clients

Beacon –
Accommodation Based Support

Beacon has been commissioned to provide a new city wide Housing Related Support accommodation service for vulnerable adults, couples and families to prevent homelessness, and address housing need. Beacon will be delivered by a consortium made up of Leeds Housing Concern, Touchstone and Foundation.

Who does Beacon support?

You can access Beacon if you are:

  • you are over 16 years old and have an established local connection to Leeds i.e. Leeds resident, family associations, previous or current employment etc.
  • you are willing to participate in the Beacon support planning pro-cess and possess sufficient living skills to be able to maintain a tenancy with the support provided
  • you require a period of supported accommodation to live inde-pendently, addressing complex and multiple needs (e.g. homelessness, offending, mental health and substance misuse)

and/or

  • you require accommodation for safeguarding purposes
  • you have limited accommodation options available, for example being unsuitable to access Private Rented Sector accommoda-tion or the Council Lettings Scheme due to high support and/or risk issues

and/or

  • you require accommodation due to leaving institutions such as prison, hospital etc

How do I access the service or make a referral?

Contact referrals@beaconleeds.org.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0113 271 8277 if you have any further queries.

Funding

Leeds City CouncilThe Housing Service is funded by Leeds City Council


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Touchstone Housing Service Contacts

Simon Novell Housing Services Manager

0113 271 8277

I first joined Touchstone in 2004 as Housing Support Worker although my current role involves managing Touchstones Housing Services and I’m fortunate enough to be working alongside a team of dedicated and experienced support workers. Together with our service users we strive to provide high quality support that can make a real difference to improving people’s lives. I began my working life as a volunteer in a mental health day centre in Leeds in 1996 and have worked within the supported housing sector ever since. Without doubt it’s the amazing people I met then and since that ensures that old cliché of wanting to ‘make a difference’ is still relevant today.

Georgia Hornby Senior Housing Support Worker

0113 271 8277