Free Housing Advice and Options
Newdawn Foundation is a non-profit organisation that provides free quality Housing Advice and Options to homeless people in London and other areas. As a registered charity, we provide free advice and counselling to persons who would otherwise be unable to obtain such professional and specialist advice.
We provide outreach services to homeless people and those in housing need. We aim to assist clients to secure long term permanent housing and thereby avoid the problem of ‘repeat’ homelessness that results from temporary accommodation. We will provide training and life skills opportunities for clients.
We recognise that homeless people have an immediate housing crisis which could only be tackled by the provision of a proactive housing advice service. Housing advice and options is an important tool in the prevention of homelessness. Newdawn Foundation identifies that Homeless people need informed and planned decisions about their housing options and we are readily equipped to provide such advice.
Housing Advice in London
In London there are many voluntary and non-voluntary sectors that provide housing advice services to people in housing needs. But research has shown that there is a lack of quality housing advice among providers. Newdawn Foundation will extend the work that has been done by the provision of adequate professional housing advice.
We will provide and make available housing options to clients who are homeless or about to be made homeless. We will move from reactive delivery to proactive, thereby ensuring that we contribute to the overall strategic aim of preventing homelessness. The current providers of housing advice are mostly reactive.
Newdawn Foundation will ensure that households remain in their current home where appropriate or provide options to enable a planned and timely help to sustain independent living. We will provide an outreach service to homeless people and those in housing need where appropriate. Outreach visits will be made to private landlords, families/relatives of clients when necessary, in order to reach an agreement on repairs, arrears, mediation or any other issue that relates to sustainment of tenancies.
We will provide long term permanent accommodation to homeless people as the provision of the temporary accommodation leads to “repeat” homelessness among clients groups. Through Newdawn Foundation, clients in London and the UK will be able to access timely, high quality advice and assistance to help them resolve their housing problems on time before they become homeless.
We have staff with professional qualifications in housing and they have relevant work experience with homeless people. As a result, Newdawn foundation will be able to provide quality and effective housing advice.