Apply To Contact Hostel
First, there is a written application and if it meets the criteria for admission then you will come for an interview. This is where we will talk to you about a support plan and risk assessment. If there is a waiting list, you will be put on it but places are given according to need. Contact supports girls and young women who are vulnerable or at risk.
Contact considers referrals from a range of agencies including the City Centre Project.
(C.C.P. – 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Phone – 0161 228 7654.)
At your interview your needs and possible risks are assessed. This is to make sure that Contact is the right place for you. Any problems are discussed so that we can find the best way to support you.
You have your own furnished room with its own sink. You also have a key to lock your room. The other facilities are shared so it is important to remember that you must clean up after yourself!
You can tell staff, or the management of Contact, or you can write to the trustees of Contact.
Making an ‘informed decision’ means that you can find out about Contact before you accept or reject an offer of accommodation here. You will have some written information to take away, we will talk with you at the interview and you can always ask us anything you want to know.
When you live at Contact, you will have a key worker who will go through your support plan and risk assessment. Support is there to make sure that you are safe and secure and in a stable environment.
If you don’t go to college or training, if you don’t come to your support sessions, if you don’t follow the rules…then Contact is NOT the place for you!
Then Contact will help you to help yourself to a better future for as long as you need that support.
At Contact, we have a referral, allocation and moving on procedure and process of support that makes sure that your next step is the right one. For some people this is further supported accommodation but for others it will mean their own flat.