Aims of the service

The Parent+ service was developed due to a lack of appropriate housing and support services in Bradford for single parents. 

The accommodation element of our service runs on the housing first model and offer families stability in having a long term tenancy.  If however, they wish to move area, rehousing support will be made available as part of our service delivery. 

We also provide a floating support/community outreach service to families who have their own accommodation but need extra support / interventions to maintain their accommodation. This approach will help to prevent families losing their home or help to identify and assist them in moving to more appropriate housing.  

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the service are as follows;

  • Lone Parents in need of housing related support. This includes floating support in the community in order to prevent homelessness and also accommodation based support. 
  • Be aged 18 plus
  • Have a vulnerability which renders them in need of housing related support services.
  • Must have support needs rather than care needs.
  • Must be able and willing engage with the service and with the support offered.
  • Must be willing to work towards tenancy ready framework 
  • Must be eligible to claim personal and Housing Benefits (accommodation service)

Referral and Assessment

We can receive referrals from any agency and also accept self-referrals. Agencies include Housing, Children’s Services and Family Centre’s. 

We assess each referral against our eligibility criteria and hold a waiting list for those who we accept.

Areas of support

Areas of support that we can address include:

  • Promoting and developing life skills 
  • Debt Management/Budgeting skills
  • Help with applying for Universal Credit
  • Tenancy related support e.g. dealing with anti-social behaviour issues
  • Family support around child/children’s welfare e.g. school/education or help in dealing with legal matters. 
  • Engaging other specialist services to help with issues around family health issues
  • Advocacy support


We accept self and agency referrals for lone parents you can access the Parent+ referral form via the link below.

Contact Details

Contact – 01274 925 111

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