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Re-Start Project

The Bradford Cyrenians Re-Start Project (RSP) first opened in February 2009 as a pilot project. The service bypasses the traditional hostel route for men with a history of rough sleeping and offers them a chance to move directly from the street into their own self-contained accommodation, which also offers a high level support package.

This approach is aimed at reducing the revolving door cycle of men rough sleeping in between stays in hostels.

Contact the RSP Team

Contact the RSP Team on 01274 480120

Referrals Procedure Info

Look at more info on referral procedures.

Partnership

Working in partnership

Bradford Cyrenians works in partnership with Yorkshire Housing and Accent Housing who provide 10 flats and bed-sits, which are dispersed around the Manningham area of Bradford.

The accommodation is furnished to a high standard by Bradford Cyrenians and we also employ dedicated staff who offer tenancy support and intensive housing management to participants in their own homes, often meeting two to three times a week.

Aims

The aim of the RSP service is to provide an intensive support package, looking at the issues holistically and engaging key partners to work together with us in meeting the client’s needs.

We work closely with the Bridge Project (drug support), Bradford Day ShelterBevan House (Primary Health Care for homeless people) and the Piccadilly Project (Alcohol service) who have all signed up to joint working protocols to enhance the support package that is delivered.

Length of stay

The maximum length of stay with the RSP service is 6-months. Within this period, rehousing meetings take place weekly in order to help service users secure suitable accommodation.

For some service users who receive our support there may be the opportunity to remain in their flat and sign a general needs tenancy with Yorkshire Housing, rather than having to move on.

Bradford Cyrenians
Contact

Contact Bradford Cyrenians RSP

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Referral and application form

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