The Care Society manage Temporary Accommodation units throughout Ceredigion on behalf of Ceredigion County Council and have done since 2005. Service users are assured of a safe, secure and settled environment. People accessing the service are referred by the Local Authority. This would generally be after satisfying priority status or where priority status is under investigation. They may also be referred under a statutory power. Our Temporary Accommodation units are found in Aberystwyth and Cardigan.
Can a family or couple stay in Temporary Accommodation?
What facilities are provided in Temporary Accommodation?
Individual room, bed and furniture
Laundry facilities available for a small fee (although please note not all projects offer this facility)
The opportunity to engage in client centered activities
Regular house meetings
Trained staff available 24 hour a day
CCTV coverage to ensuring a safe and secure environment
Is there any cost in staying in Temporary Accommodation?
You will have to pay a weekly service charge to stay in our Temporary Accommodation – this covers the costs of rent and facilities used.
How do I access the scheme?
If you are homeless or potentially homeless, you are strongly advised to contact the Homelessness Department at the Local Authority. If you are a priority case (i.e. have a medical condition , lived with dependants etc) you may be housed more quickly. They will assess whether you are eligible for assistance and then refer you to our Emergency Accommodation Projects. You can also make an appointment with our Temporary accommodation manager who will be able to give you guidance and refer you to the Local Authority.
What type of questions will I be asked before being housed?
We will consider your other circumstances, including whether you:
Are legally classed as homeless
Are in priority need
Made yourself homeless intentionally
Have a local connection.
What other services can the Care Society offer service users?
Tenancy Support Workers to help you with Housing/Benefit related issues
Bond Scheme to secure future tenancies
Signposting to other agencies who deal with specialist needs such as drugs/alcohol services