Bramwell Lifehouse provides accommodation for 54 men and women, including accommodation for six people in a resettlement programme. It is located within Blackburn town centre.
Blackburn Housing Needs team have praised Bramwell House staff for the work that they are undertaking with street homelessness, this includes offering practical support and assistance to those not yet engaging with accommodation based services. A highlight of the year was hosting a Homelessness Health Event, where professionals from all aspects of health work were able to be together in one location, providing check-ups and advice to anyone experiencing homelessness issues.
Key priorities for year ahead (Apr 14-Mar 15)
- Building on positive relations with the various local authority funders to ensure we remain strategically relevant to the changing plans of each town and city.
- Continue to seek out opportunities of extending The Salvation Army portfolio in key locations.
- To raise the quality of support services offered within each Lifehouse, with priorities being to ensure client involvement at a higher level and services being more person-centred.
- Embrace the new Independent Quality Inspectorate standards and use them as a benchmark for improving the quality of services in the region.
- Working in partnership with the two Divisional Directorates to introduce Mission Focus Groups that reflect the uniqueness of a Salvation Army Lifehouse; encapsulate this work via Mission Development Plans for all centres.