Glasgow - Eva Burrows Centre 1st Stop Project

 

Eva Burrows Centre
1st Stop Accommodation Project
Clyde Place
Halfway
Cambuslang
GLASGOW G72 7QT
 
Telephone No: 0141 643 9680
Fax No: 0141 643 9688
 
Centre Manager: Helen McKay
 
 
THE SALVATION ARMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL
 
The Eva Burrows Centre is owned and managed by the Salvation Army and orginally opened in August 2000 as a purpose built Nursing, Residential Day Care Unit.
 
The centre now provides accommodation and support for adults who are homelss within the Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Blantyre areas of South Lanarkshire.
 
The Salvation Army's aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals to live in, whilst actively working towards more permanent accommodation within the community.
 
The aims of the Project are:
 
To provide a safe and secure environment for service users to live, whilst actively working towards more permanent accommodation in the community.
 
To provide a high standard of support by supporting the rights of individuals, upholding their dignity and promoting their freedom of choice.
 
To enable individuals to achieve their full potential through agreed negotiated goals.
 
To provide opportunities for individuals to learn new skills that will lead to a greater degree of self advocacy and independence.
 
In order to achieve these aims, the Project will provide:
 
The creation of a warm, safe and welcoming environment
 
The allocation of a Project Keyworker for each service user
 
The effective management and supervision of the staff team through quality audit processes
 
Through working alongside, and in discussion with each service user, developp an individually
tailored personal development and re-settlement plan, which is reviewed regularly and appropriate to the person's needs
 
The registering of all service users with the housing providers of their choice
 
The establishment of good assessment and recording systems
 
Effective networking with other agencies which will ensure service users are afforded the best
possible services available
 
Assisting service users to gain the necessary skills that will help them become established in their own homes or supported accommodation
 
Promoting a positive attitude towards education, training and employment
 
Encouraging adults to gain and maintain a positive image of themselves and their heritage by respecting and valuing their religion, culture, ethnicity, language, gender, sexuality and disabilities
 
Admission Criteria/Referral Process
Referrals are made by South Lanarkshire Council from their Blantyre Housing Office, Rutherglen/Cambuslang Office or SLC's Out of Hours Service.
 
Referrals will be accepted for single adults, male or female, who are aged 16 years and over for a maximum period of 56 days.  The project may be able to accommodate couples without children and if no alternative accommodation is available, households with children, but for a much shorter placement time.
 
Referrals will be accepted to the project at any time during the day or night, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, subject to availability of rooms.
 
The time at the centre will also opportunity for individuals to receive:
 
Support and information to develop daily living skills
Support in relation to securing appropriate benefits
Advice and information on managing their own tenancy
Assistance with budgeting, shopping and cooking
Assistance and information on accessing community activities
Assistance and information on accessing appropriate learning, training and employment opportunities
Support in developing and maintaining relationships
Support, advice and information on addressing addictions issues
Support and advice to source more appropriate accommodation
 
 
Accommodation
The service offers comfort and quality support in relaxed surroundings where service users can live for a period of up to 56 days, whilst actively seeking more permanent accommodation in the community.
 
During this time staff will work with each service user providing a high standard of support by supporting the rights of individuals, upholding their dignity and promoting their freedom of choice.
 
Individuals will be enabled to achieve their full potential through agreed negotiated goals and opportunities will be provided for individuals to learn new skills that will lead to a greater degree of self advocacy and independence.
 
Our team of highly trained support staff are specially selected for their ability to maintain very high standards at all times.  Led by the Centre Manager the whole team provides dedicated 24 hour support to enable service users to achieve agreed goals through individually tailored support plans.
 
There are 32 individual rooms, tastefully decoarted and furnished, each with en-suite facilities of shower, toilet and wash=hand basin.  Within each eight-bedroom suite is a well appointed dining room, kitchen facility, laundry room and staff office space.
 
Catering & Dining
The dining room and kitchen facilities in each unit are fully equipped to enable service users to cater for themselves.
 
Seperate fridge and cupboard facilities are available to each individual, to promote independence as well as the secure storage of food etc.  Service users are encouraged to make full use of these facilities whenever they wish.
 
Facilities and Amenities
Garden and Grounds
Patio and enclosed courtyard areas
Extensive ground and gardens
 
Laundry
The Centre has a fully equipped laundry, in addition to laundry facilities which are situated in each eight bedroom suites.  Washing detergent etc. is available to purchase in the Centre.
 
Visitors
Visitors are welcome at the times stated in the Centre Handbook and service users are asked to respect the visiting times and remain within the identified area.  They are also asked to consider the privacy of other service users at all times.
 
 
 
Religious Observance
Since the Eva Burrows Centre is a Christian establishment, prayer meetings and services are held.
 
The Centre has its own Officer/Chaplain, who along with the ministers from other local churches conducts prayers and services.
 
Attendance at these services is entirely optional.  Service users are encouraged to go to their own church and arrangements can be made to support individuals to church unless they wish to organise this for themselves.  Special services are held in accordance with the church calendar (Easter, Christmas and other events).  In addition, other religious and ethnic wishes are respected at all times.  Those of other faiths will be encouraged and assisted to worship in line with their beliefs.
 
Alcohol & Smoking
The Eva Burrows 1st Stop Project operates a No Smoking and No Alcohol policy and in the interests of everyone we would ask all service users to respect this and not bring any alcohol on to the premises.
 
Professional Services
At The Eva Burrows 1st Stop Project we believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to our support services and therefore, referrals to external agencies are options that will be available to each individual.  Service users may keep their own GP or it coming from another area, choose one of the local practices.
 
Community Resources
The programme is varied with things to interest most people.
 
Wide and varying leisure and recreational facilities are available in the local area.
 
Agencies offering support with addiction, health, budgeting, benefits and housing issues.
 
The Salvation Army's wide network of Centres and Corps/Church programmes.
 

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