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We have two teams operating in Scarborough. Our Domestic Abuse Service works in close collaboration with the Police, housing, health, Social Services and other relevant agencies, offering an holistic approach for customers dealing with the effects of domestic abuse. We also provide a range of innovative services for 94 customers including: young people, ex-offenders and perpetrators of domestic abuse in the local area
We provide support to 34 ex-offenders in Scarborough offering intensive resettlement and accommodation for offenders who are assessed as being a greater risk to the community. We work in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust providing offenders with the foundations to help them reduce their offending behaviour and the wider impact this has on the community. In partnership with the National Offender Manager Service we provide a Housing Adviser to work within the probation team in Scarborough. This worker supports all Offender Managers and their customers and ensures referrals are made to the most appropriate agencies. Our wider North Yorkshire AIRS scheme also operates within the Scarborough team.
We offer a multi agency initiative (Making Safe) which works with perpetrators charged with domestic abuse, addressing tenancy issues and finding suitable accommodation away from the victims. Our housing support workers address behavioural beliefs as part of a structured support plan.
We offer accommodation based support to young people aged 16 years and above within the Poplar Villa schemes. We have 2 units of accommodation which are allocated specifically to care leavers and single teenage parents.
We offer 16-17 year olds who are homeless or under threat of homelessness a 2 week period of temporary accommodation whilst mediation between the young person and the parent/guardian takes place. Emphasis is placed on the young person returning home, but if this is not appropriate the worker helps the young person to find suitable and affordable accommodation.
We also provide information to all year 10 and 11 students about the reality of homelessness and the value of mediation in preventing homelessness. Emphasis is placed on working with families for both long and short term solutions to keep the young person in the home. If the young person becomes homeless or is threatened with homelessness an initial assessment will be carried out and the young person will be referred to the relevant agency. Whenever appropriate emphasis will be placed on the young person returning home.
We offer practical and emotional support to all victims of domestic abuse, regardless of their gender, and their children throughout Scarborough. Working in close collaboration with Police, housing, health, Social Services and other local agencies, offering an holistic approach to dealing with both the immediate impact and the long term effects of domestic abuse. We have 10 places available through our refuge accommodation scheme, to both people in the local area and those fleeing from other parts of the UK. This is secure dispersed housing alongside 50 units of support available to people living in their own properties throughout the area. Our service contributes to a multi agency initiative in Scarborough that provides positive intervention to incidents of domestic abuse. The scheme offers support to both female and male victims and their families, with an emphasis on enabling the victims to remain in their own home in safety.
Further information is available on our domestic abuse web-site.
Scarborough DAS Team 69a Manor Road Scarborough YO12 7RN
Tel: 01723 365609
Fax: 01723 355971
Foundation Scarborough Team 22 Victoria Road Scarborough North Yorkshire .