SOME OF OUR CLIENT'S STORIES
We arrange and pay for bed and breakfast, one night at a time, for clients who have been referred to us by our voluntary sector partner agencies.
The average length of stay is only two nights, but this gives both client and agency a bit of breathing space and time to seek other solutions. In particularly complex cases, we are able to offer more than two nights.
Here are some of our client's stories, showing how StopGap has helped them.
Keith was rough sleeping following a relationship breakdown with his parents who he lived with. Keith didn’t feel he could stay with his father anymore. We found it difficult to get him placed through the council. As a result Framework completed a referral for Greenbridge Housing with Keith. Greenbridge Housing is a supported accommodation provider in Sheffield which any organisation can refer into. Keith was accepted by Greenbridge but there was a wait for an available room. Thankfully Framework were able to use a StopGap bed night, and were able to place Keith in a Bed and Breakfast for a few days until his new shared accommodation became available.
Paul came to Sheffield from Loughborough. He turned up at the Cathedral Archer Project in desperate need of a room. He explained that there was a place for him in rehab but not for a few days. Sheffield City Council were unable to place Paul due to his local connection; he had not spent enough time in Sheffield. Framework telephoned the rehabilitation centre, confirmed he had a place and then were able to place Paul in Stop Gap for a few days until this place became available. This enabled Framework to prevent Paul from rough sleeping. After Stop Gap, they helped Paul get to the rehabilitation centre. He was very thankful for his place at Stop Gap.
These are just some of the examples of our client success stories- there are so many other similar cases.