If you think you are at risk of losing your home, or you are homeless, or rough sleeping, please seek immediate help:
Mendip District Council
You should contact the Housing Options Team on 0300 303 8588 to make a homeless application. Upon receiving the referral Mendip District Council will co-ordinate a visit from the local outreach team. https://www.mendip.gov.uk/homelessness
South Somerset District Council
If you think you’re going to be homeless, contact our housing team on 01935 462462 to make an appointment to see an Officer. https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/services/housing-and-welfare/homelessness/
If you are referred to YMCA Mendip & South Somerset, we have an 8 bed supported housing project in Wells for people over the age of 25years who find themselves homeless.
This accommodation offers a home and support needed to help a person get back on their feet and access opportunities for building a better future and securing a tenancy.
MOMO is a modular resettlement programme aimed at supporting all our residents towards the goal of independent living. Topics covered include Health & Wellbeing, Housing Options, Budgeting, Anti-social Behaviour, Education, Training and Employment and Sustaining a Tenancy.
We offer a deposit scheme which ‘guarantees’ against damage or theft caused by a tenant; and is equivalent to one month’s rent. This is available for the first year of the tenancy. Applicants should be in receipt of benefits or be on a very low income and have a local connection the Mendip Area.
An adaptable 6-10 week programme delivered through a modular workbook, which is available to anyone homeless, or at risk of losing their home. This help is offered in order to assist a person to develop the skills and knowledge required to improve their chances of securing and maintaining a tenancy.
This scheme provides a practical support service with a primary focus on prevention of homelessness to single homeless people, or couples without dependants; enabling them to access and maintain secure private rented secure housing. We also work closely with landlords to provide continual advice and support.