Bridge House delivers residential support to homeless families in the Luton area, with a focus on expectant mothers, and those with, or aiming to have guardianship of, young children. Assistance ranges from basic advice to intense support in areas such as domestic violence, mental health issues, substance use and family wellbeing.
The service has 7 units of accommodation that can comprises of:
- Expectant mothers
- Mothers with up to two children under the age of 10
- Single women aiming to have guardianship of their children
Our service is designed to work with families to gain the valuable skills required to end the cycle of homelessness and enable future independently sustained living. Support is provided in a flexible, individualised approach so that families can progress in a way that suits both parent and child’s needs whilst in a safe and stable environment.
Assistance can range from basic interventions and guidance around resettlement and gaining/sustaining independent living to more intense support in areas such as
- Domestic violence
- Offending / Ex-offending
- Mental health
- Substance use
- Parenting skills – Including Child Protection, custody arrangements, mediation, supervised contact
- Safety in the home / family wellbeing.
Bridge House provides a stable home for families. This is so important for both parents and children who have undergone the stresses of homelessness. This service gives families the chance to focus on their futures, their aspirations and gaining skills, to be able to maintain and sustain their independence within the community.
Referrals can be made directly to the service