Dashwood House

Category: Collectathon

Collect much needed items, cook with our residents, or arrange a visit.  There are plenty of ways to support Dashwood House,  a 26-bed Supported Housing project for vulnerable young homeless women with low to medium support needs. The project is staffed 24 hours a day with sleep-in staff and is funded by our Local Authority, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the Supporting People Team.

The aim of the project is to provide life skills to Service Users to enable them to live fully independent lives in the community. This is achieved through a continuous process of monitoring and assessment known as link working. All Service Users are allocated a Linkworker. Service users are encouraged to participate in the daily activities of the project.

Service Users have their own bedsit but share communal facilities such as kitchens, laundry and lounges. Visitors are allowed at the project and residents can have overnight guests twice a week without charge. The maximum length of stay at Dashwood House before move on is 2 years.

The Project

There are a number of ways to support Dashwood house from collecting much need items such as basic toiletries, to cooking with and visiting with the residents. Dashwood House residents are also keen to work alongside groups and take part in collectathons or other activities.

For details of how to support Dashwood House, email Debbie@mitzvahday.org.uk