Emergency Accommodation & Housing
The aim is that individuals live at these resettlement services for a period of 6 to 24 months prior to achieving their own permanent home.
Each person has an Occupancy Agreement and is responsible for rent and Council Tax payments as well as for other regular household costs – fuel, food etc. The services enable individuals to develop the confidence and skills that are necessary to maintain their own homes in the future.
"Working with Aspire, things have changed a lot. I’ve got a house, I’ve registered with a GP. I’ve never been to a dentist but now I have started to get dental treatment. This is all thanks to the support I receive and my increase in confidence. Getting the house means a lot to me, it will be great to have my own space and independence and living with no rules…..well only my own rules.
I used to use drugs but I’ve not taken “prop” for 13 weeks now and it feels great. I feel brilliant.
I enjoy the structure of the support I’m getting. I know now that I can achieve anything and that anything is possible. My literacy is improving and I’m working on this daily with Aspire even though I don’t even realise it.
I like gardening and I will enjoy spending time in both my front and back gardens of my own home." [Resident, May 2019]
"My time at aspire made me feel safe and I learned no matter how proud u are in urself if u ask the staff they will help no matter what your situation may be as I am not a good reader or writer and was a bit embarrassed to ask but I had to and when I had to fill out forms or read mail they would help me most of all I learned hat there are people who care and I would like to thank everyone from aspire for making me welcome and getting me from were I was to were I am now thank you." [QMD resident, who has moved on to his own tenancy, Sept 2019]
The services are:
This service was established in November 2004 in the north of Glasgow and comprises 10 self-contained flats within one property which is a tenement close. There is also a staff office and staff sleepover accommodation within the building. Each individual has his/her own Occupancy Agreement which includes a rent and service charge for the furnished accommodation.
The Purdon St service is situated in the Partick area of Glasgow and has been operational since January 2011. This service provides person centred support to long term and short term individuals within the service. Individuals have their own self contained bedsit flat with private shower and wc. Individuals share communal sitting rooms, kitchens and laundry facilities. Staff are available 24 hours a day and are always on hand to assist individuals and greet visitors to the service.
Direct Access Services
Our services were established to provide both accommodation and low level housing support as required. They are being developed in conjunction with Glasgow City Council's Homelessness Services. The accommodation varies from one bedroom self contained flats to shared accommodation which consists of individual rooms with shared kitchens, bathrooms and lounge areas. They are being developed as a short term accommodation measure for individuals who will be assisted to move on to longer term accommodation. The Direct Access Services provide for those who would otherwise have been accommodated in Bed & Breakfasts. Referrals to these services can be made by the Hamish Allan Centre or by Casework teams throughout the city.
Aspire support people towards achieving their own goals and use the Better Futures Framework outcomes based tool to assist individuals to identify and prioritise their planned outcomes.
Service Manager Contact Details
Direct Access Services & Resettlement: Laura Wright, Services Manager
Tel: 0141 423 1850 or 07825560507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org