Whitehaven Community Trust
hostel, homeless, referral
Bakewell House opened in September 1998 for 16-18 year olds who find themselves homeless due to a variety of problems, but mainly to do with family issues.The accommodation provides 4 support workers and training for the residents in good housekeeping, financial advice, health and hygiene, contraception.AIDS and drug awareness. The building was renovated to a very high standard, and each client has his or her own bedroom, shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. Clients have to live by certain rules - no drugs or alcohol and no entertaining friends in their bedrooms.
Bakewell House provides accommodation for up to 6 young people at any one time, as well as providing a one bedroom flat for 'move on' purposes to encourage semi-independent living.This is ideal for clients who are over 18, but feel that they still need some support and help, which they still receive from the support workers when living in the flat. Older people are considered if places are available.