Phase One is a 52 bed, high support hostel for single homeless people with complex support needs.
The project works with clients who are largely vulnerable, chaotic and entrenched and are pre-contemplative about change. We work to increase self-esteem and create a space where service users can begin to address the issues at the root cause of their homelessness, make the changes necessary to lead more settled lives, and realise their aspirations. We do this by delivering a client-centred model of support that is psychologically informed.
We work with clients who are using alcohol and substances and encourage them to examine their substance misuse and take positive steps towards their recovery and abstinence. The project has an internal accommodation pathway, with 9 spaces in the structured Recovery-Focused Flats attached to the project. Clients from the main hostel move into these if they want to focus more intensely on their substance use recovery.
How to access this service
To be referred to the Phase One Project you have to have a local connection and have identified support needs.
All referrals to Phase One are made directly by Brighton and Hove City Councils Supported Accommodation Panel.