Our Services

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 tenancy.

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 tenancies in the future.

The services are:

Garscube
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.

Merkin House
Merkin House 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 Midlothian Outreach Service
Provides community-based developmental support to individuals living in their own homes with the key aim of enabling people to sustain their own tenancies or living situations.

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 Managers Contact Details

Direct Access Services & Resettlement: Laura Wright, Services Manager

Tel: 0141 423 1850 or 07824486760  Email: lwright@aspireinc.co.uk 

Midlothian Outreach Service: Susie Lewis, Service Manager

Tel: 0131 6637878 Email: slewis@aspireinc.co.uk