The East Anglia Anchorage Trust is a new community housing and support organisation, providing flexible, social tenures for local young people who face complex life circumstances on a daily basis, and who would benefit from accessing increased and tailored support to help them move forward in their lives.

How we achieve our aims: 

The Trust's work is centred within holistic, asset-based and collaborative methodologies; to ensure we empower young people to concentrate on moving away from what is wrong in their lives, to focusing on what is strong.

Our Services:

The East Anglia Anchorage Trust structured through Housing First models, securing high quality accommodation and housing stock in local communities, working in partnership with local social landlords to help increase the availability of assured tenancies for vulnerable young people.  The Trust provides support to all parties, ensuring young people remain living in their local communities, outside of hostel and statutory provision, whilst helping to manage the legal requirements for landlords, who may otherwise struggle to access the resources required to safely accommodate young people and first time tenancy holders.

The Trust manages a growing portfolio of 42 rooms across 15 accommodation projects, alongside providing innovative volunteering, training, personal development and pre-employment programmes via our community of business supporters.

Our services are focused across 3 core agendas:

Getting Ready:

Addressing crises, ensuring young people are safe from harm, have security and time to talk openly and reflect.

Moving Forward:

Helping young people to build positive intentions, develop capacity and grow through a range of volunteering, pastoral and diversional activities, including access to local activity groups, community projects, and confidence building.

Achieving More:

Supporting young people via work placements, business take-overs, community engagement and job coaching.

Accommodation Framework;

  • Stage 1 - House share type accommodation with shared facilities and inclusive utilities including broadband. 
  • Stage 2 - Smaller share or single units with tenancy support with all inclusive utilities
  • Stage 3 - To provide transitional support to access tenancies with no support other than any crisis management 

Our process is simple;

  • Application form - A simple form to assess basic details and current housing needs.
  • Assessment - We want this to be based on the young persons aspirations and needs, Where are they heading? what support do they need?
  • Matching Process - Where do they want to be? Expectation? Who would they mix with best?
  • Move In - We make this as simple and supportive as possible. 

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