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Foundations

Foundations and Inn2 is a housing scheme in the Avenham area of Preston for adults and young people experiencing homelessness. The two-storey building provides 22 self-contained flats and related support services.

The award-winning scheme, which opened in the summer of 2005, marked the first major partnership between Preston City Council and Progress Housing Group to create new housing. The government's Housing Corporation invested £2m in the project, with Progress Housing Group and Preston City Council jointly funding the remaining £364,000.

The scheme was officially opening in July 2006 by the Mayor of South Ribble and the Mayor of Preston .

Foundations is also the winner of the 'What we are proud of' Award at the Northern Regional Finals of the National Housing Federation's (NHF) annual Neighbourhood awards.

To contact the Foundations team, please call 01772 201179 or email klittle@progressgroup.org.uk

All tenants undergo a referral process in order to be allocated accommodation.

Referral process for Foundations

You are referred to Foundations/Inn2

We will receive a referral from Preston City Council. You will be invited to an interview. You will know if you have a place at Foundations by the end of the interview.

You are accepted into Foundations/Inn2

You are allocated to a support worker

Your support worker will arrange your first appointment with you to discuss your support needs and complete all necessary paperwork such as support plan, risk assessment Housing Benefit form

Support plan

With-in the first three days at Foundations/Inn2 you will discuss and agree your support needs with your support worker. The plan will help you decide what your goals are whist at Foundations. This is your support plan to enable you to maintain your tenancy whilst with us.

Weekly support meetings

Weekly meetings with your support worker will help you to discuss how you are progressing and any further support needs such as move –on; your support worker will assist you in the bidding process.

End of support

Your support from us will end once you have moved from Foundations/Inn2 into permanent accommodation. Before you move we will refer you to Disk floating support that will support you in your new tenancy.

Your feedback

We will give you an end of service feedback form we appreciate any feedback regarding the service you have experienced whilst living at Foundations/Inn2. This form is confidential and is sent to another department of the Association

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