At Norman Galloway Homes, we pride ourselves on offering a range of supported accommodation services that are not only high-quality, but are also co-produced with the young people living with us. This means that our residents are active participants in shaping their living environment and the services we offer, ensuring that their needs are always at the forefront of what we do.
We provide support with cooking, cleaning, and all aspects of tenancy management, including rights and responsibilities. Our aim is to equip our residents with the skills they need to live independently while providing a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive. Our support extends to integration into the community, including education, employment, and training.
Our 16Plus Accommodation service is tailored to meet the unique needs of all care leavers aged 16 and above from any local authority. We pride ourselves on our adaptability and commitment to finding the right accommodation to suit the individual circumstances of each resident.
Our accommodation options are as varied as the young people we serve. We offer shared placements in our 2-bedroom houses, fostering a sense of community and mutual support. For those who require more privacy or independence, we have a range of solo accommodations available. In all cases, our placement decisions are carefully made, taking into account individual needs and matching requirements.
Whether our residents are unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, 17-year-old care leavers, or young expectant mothers, we strive to provide a supportive, nurturing environment. For expectant mothers and young parents, we offer guidance on prenatal care, infant care, and parenting skills, empowering them to confidently navigate motherhood.
Central to our 16Plus Accommodation is the opportunity for all our residents to participate in our jobs program. This program offers up to 20 hours per week of fully funded, paid work experience, aiding our residents in building important skills and relationships for their future.
Our Exempt Accommodation is specially designed for care leavers aged 18 and above, or those who may be estranged from their parents and have recourse to public funds. This service also extends to individuals who may be fleeing situations of domestic violence.
At Norman Galloway Homes, we understand the need for a stable living environment during such crucial transitional stages. That’s why we’re able to claim ‘Exempt Accommodation’ rates via housing benefit. This provision helps prevent abrupt transitions and provides our residents with the flexibility to stay with us until they are ready to move on. It gives them the time they need to grow, heal, and prepare for their next steps in life, all within a safe and supportive environment.
In our Exempt Accommodation, we go beyond providing just a place to stay. Our dedicated support workers are always on hand to provide additional support, ranging from practical day-to-day skills to emotional assistance and guidance. This is all part of our commitment to empower our residents to lead independent, fulfilling lives.
Former Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (18+)
At Norman Galloway Homes, we are proud to have extensive experience housing and supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children aged 18 and above. Currently, our service caters to around 30 young people, each in various stages of their asylum process. Some are awaiting their cases to be resolved by the Home Office, while others have been granted the right to remain and are awaiting transition to social housing.
Our expertise in this area extends to our solid working relationships with Leaving Care Personal Advisors (PAs) and various voluntary sector organisations across Nottinghamshire. These partnerships enable us to provide comprehensive support and guidance to these young people during a crucial phase of their lives.
This service primarily operates within Houses of Multiple Occupation, which are designed to provide a safe, supportive, and community-centric environment for our residents.
Co-production With Young People
At the heart of our services lies a strong commitment to co-production. We believe in empowering our young people by involving them in shaping their own support services. This extends from creating individualised care plans to contributing ideas and feedback for our overall service delivery. This way, we ensure that our services not only cater to their needs but also reflect their preferences and aspirations, truly making their accommodation feel like a home
How to apply
To access our services, you can complete a referral on our website. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
You could also ask your procurement or placements team to add us to their off framework list and get in touch with us when your local authority has open frameworks for tender.