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Who We House


Simba provides accommodation for young single homeless people aged 18-25 years. Consideration is also given to 17 year olds referred by London Borough of Greenwich. Applicants for housing should be in housing need and feel they would benefit from the support we offer. Our houses are not staffed; however, officers are available between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. In addition, officers visit the property weekly and house meetings are held when needed. Emergency out office service is provided via telephone.
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Making a Referral


Applicants can refer themselves or be referred by Greenwich Housing Directorate: this includes Housing Aid Centre, Homeless Service, Social Services etc. Referrals are also accepted from Referral Agencies such as Stopover, Nacro, New Horizon and Connexions etc.
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The Process


1. Call our office on (0208) 855 0488 or drop in to see us at  48-50 Artillery Place, Woolwich, London SE18  to pick up an application form.
 2. Once the application form is completed and returned, it is assessed for suitability against our selection criteria.
 3. If an applicant is suitable then she/he is invited for an interview. Interviews may be for a particular vacancy, if one exists, or for a place on the waiting list.
 We keep a waiting list of 6 persons, 3 each for male and female to try and minimize the waiting time for accommodation.           
The supporting people programme pays for the support that we provide. London Borough of Greenwich supporting people team administers this.
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Important points 


  • Applicants must be aged 18-25 years, from the African Caribbean Community.
  • Must have a Greenwich connection.
  • They must be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Because of the nature of the project and the service provided we cannot accept people with high support needs.
 
The basis of selection will be both the Application Form and the interview. At the interview we will elaborate on exactly what is available. we will enquire about the applicant's support needs to access whether or not we can meet those needs.
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