Acorn House, Suffolk

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How we help at Acorn House

Acorn House offers supported housing for young parents, aged 16-25 years in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We support young parents who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and who have housing related support needs.

Teen Parents

You’ll find:

  • Self-contained one and two bedroomed flats with own kitchen and bathroom, and a shared house with communal facilities available

  • Help to identify your individual support needs, as well as education, training and employment opportunities

  • One-to-one Support Plans developed with you, with regular reviews

  • One-to-one confidential counselling if required

  • Individual support with life skills, such as Shopping on a Budget sessions, parenting skills, cleanliness, and accommodation maintenance

  • Signposting to the relevant agency for any additional support including mental health, substance misuse or relationship issues

How it works

All referrals are via the Local Authority, although you can pick up an application from the scheme and self-refer; all applications are assessed by an independent allocation panel.

We work with local housing associations and private landlords to help you move-on to suitable accommodation. You’ll then receive a follow-up tenancy sustainment support.

Getting the most out of our service

  • You can access courses, including the Freedom Programme to help you identify the signs and effects of domestic abuse, safety planning, and to help to set goals for the future.
  • We’ll support your resettlement, with bespoke activities to build confidence and resilience.
  • Help writing your CV and job search, with a training module which includes money management, health and well-being, and support with training and education.

Why we are different

Acorn House is more than just housing. Our aim is to give you the skills, confidence and tools you need to help you and your family successfully move on, manage your own home, and live independently in the community.

T: 01284 731965

Acorn House, Acacia Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6HG

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