General Needs Housing

General needs housing

We provide general needs housing for young people who are inadequately served by the social housing and private rented sectors. This page explains our general needs housing and how to apply. 

General needs housing

In our general needs housing service we have shared houses, flats and family houses for young people who do not need any additional help in managing a tenancy or require minimal tenancy sustainment support to manage their tenancy.

For some of our supported tenants, this service provides a move-on opportunity once you have gained the skills you need within our supported housing.

We do recognise that everyone may need help from time to time and in those instances we can provide support from our tenancy sustainment workers.

Who can apply?

To be eligible you must be between 16 and 25 years old. Unlike supported housing, in general needs housing you can stay for longer than 2 years and past the age of 25.

As these properties do not come with an asset coach, you would be expected to have a good level of independence in order to be accepted. We ask for two references from a professional person such as a previous landlord, employer or tutor. If you cannot provide these it will delay your application and we will work with you in finding a suitable solution.

We do not allow smoking in these properties but we can allow pets on a case-by-case basis in the family houses and flats. We do not ask for deposits but we do expect the first week’s rent payment in advance when you sign-up.

To apply for general needs housing please visit the centre between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and ask for an application form. You can email a request to We advertise our latest vacancies on Facebook.

General housing needs

As a general needs tenant we would expect you to be independent in the following areas with only a minimal need for tenancy sustainment support, as-and-when different situations arise:

  • Managing a tenancy
  • Making and attending appointments
  • Finding or staying in employment
  • Dealing with the DWP/Job Centre
  • Managing personal finances
  • Recognising when you need help

We know that sometimes things can change and you will need extra support. This is where our tenancy sustainment will work with you and get you back on track. For more intensive and longer-term solutions we can refer you to floating support.

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