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.
Five months ago Aspire came into my life, to assist me getting my life on track. Alcohol was my fix, I was a mess; myself, my house, my bills were not paid, I was not eating properly – everything was a disaster, I called it Beirut. I woke up one morning feeling hellish, this time I still had vodka but I didn’t touch it. I decided enough was enough. The friends I mixed with were also drinkers so I was fine, or so I thought. I poured the vodka down the drain, although I still felt awful I tried to tidy up, but it didn’t happen. I was sick and tired of the mess I was in.
My social worker appeared - I think she was sick of me and trying to help me, and fed up of me telling her to F/off and keep out of my business. She contacted Aspire who came into my life. They helped clean up, as no one else was prepared to help. They helped me with post; lawyer’s letters which hadn’t been opened, bills which were unpaid. I had so many missed appointments that I hadn’t bothered with. Aspire helped me through assisting me with outstanding bills and rent arrears which were overdue. Due to all of the above I was facing eviction from my home and court proceedings had started. My benefits had been sanctioned and I needed to apply for Universal Credit which I wasn’t in a position to manage, this was assisted by social work and universal credit and I know have the correct benefits in place. Aspire intervened with follow ups in case I wasn’t coping. Court process because of anti-social behaviour is impending, and I am due to be evicted but I’m not on my own, Aspire are still with me, whereas others gave up – doctors, family, friends.
My life now is good, I’m in a good place. I made peace with my family and doctor. Aspire supported me with dissolving my drinking den, now there is peace and quiet. Aspire came to visit for the doctors, hospital, shopping and rehab meetings. I dread to think where I would have been without them.
I am now awaiting a date to move into my new accommodation….my new journey. Thank you all.[Supported Individual, Sept 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: email@example.com