Living at Lawrence House
Lawrence House provides a private room for each individual, with a range of communal facilities, including bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, laundry and a communal lounge, complete with pool table, games, books, TV and other items kindly donated to us. Lawrence House is a No Smoking building in all public areas. Smoking is allowed in some of the resident’s rooms only.
A key-worker system is operated, which offers the young people living here the support that they feel is necessary in many areas of their lives, such as benefits, budgeting, life skills, family relationships, and career choices. In addition to this, there is always a member of staff on duty and available to give support and advice or just to listen.
A staff member is on duty at all times, with sleeping night cover to deal with emergencies.
The maximum time a person can stay at Lawrence House is 12 months.
Throughout their stay at the project, each young person will be encouraged and supported by staff who work alongside them on a resettlement package, with the objective of securing move on to independent accommodation.
After leaving Lawrence House, advice and support is still available via Move-on. Where a resident, in their own accommodation, receives support on their tenancy by their key-worker for up to 6 months. After this time ex-residents can still access support from the main office.