The Social Service complex is owned by Salvation Army Housing Association and managed by The Salvation Army Social Services. It was purpose built in 1984 and is situated in the centre of Hull. The centre aims to preserve, as far as possible, each resident’s personal independence and patterns of life and offers a wide variety of services to men and women, there being 113 bed accommodation made up of:
- 93 Single bedrooms
- 10 Bedrooms in 5 two bedroom flats
- 6 bedrooms in two semi-detached houses
- 4 single bed-sit rooms
The high level support unit (8 Bedrooms) has a separate television lounge that can only be accessed by those residents residing on the unit. There are also two shared bed-sits, which accommodate two residents in each, which offer added security and privacy and more independence for the residing residents.
Clients are assessed for residence on the 1st Floor whilst resident on the Assessment unit as to whether the additional security and privacy would better suit their individual support needs whilst in residence at the Centre. Identified needs could be as follows:-
- Learning Difficulties
- Mental Health support needs
- Physical Health support needs
Residents are individually assessed as to their needs before being offered the opportunity of living in one of the Centre’s four independent living bed-sits. The resident will continue to work closely with their allocated support worker on issues that would prevent them from maintaining independent living in the wider community of their choice.
Some of the areas the resident will receive support with will include the following:-
- Management of Income
- Independent life skills training.
- Cooking and Shopping
- Cleaning and “Good House-Keeping”
- Educational support needs
- Housing – move-on
Historically women residents rarely constitute more than 10% of the Centre’s residents; because of this the Centre’s eight bed East Wing 2nd Floor unit is reserved for women only. The unit provides particularly vulnerable women with additional security and privacy.
Female residents have the right to access all aspects of the Centre support programme, such as participating on the Resettlement Programme, residing in the single independent living bed-sits or taking up residence in the Half-Way Houses.
A fully equipped restaurant is available from 8am until 5pm, seven days a week offering a good quality and standard of food. Residents in direct access accommodation have meals provided in the restaurant. A varied menu and special dietary needs are met. Residents on the resettlement programme provide their own meals.
The ethos of The Salvation Army does not permit the consumption of alcohol beverages on the premises.