FLAGSHIP accepts referrals directly from YOU or any service working with YOU. Referrals are accepted via email, phone and post. YOU can also present at one of the local FLAGSHIP offices. Click here to see our contact details and download a referral form.
Once a referral is received the assessment process starts to see what YOU need and we can support YOU with. A housing support worker will contact YOU within five working days to complete an assessment of your housing needs at a location local to YOU. This will take about an hour and involves asking questions about your past and your current situation to determine what can be offered.
Part of this assessment will be to see if you are eligible for a trainer flat, this is a points based system with a waiting list. Shortly after the assessment YOU will be contacted and told what can be offered. If YOU are assessed as requiring a trainer flat YOU will accepted on to the waiting list. As with most waiting lists, the length of time YOU are waiting is based on what YOU have scored and property availability. Whilst waiting YOU will receive pre-tenancy support from your allocated housing support worker.
If YOU are not accepted for a trainer flat we can allocate a housing support worker to work with YOU to prepare for living independently and to look at other housing options.
The FLAGSHIP referral and allocation process has measures in place to overcome any discrimination or inequalities to ensure your assessment is fair.
Grounds covered include – Protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 includes: Disability, Age, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy & Maternity, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Race, Religion & Belief, Gender, Sexual Orientation
Also includes: language ability, HIV status, literacy, nationality, appearance
In addition, FLAGSHIP adheres to the requirements of:
FLAGSHIP is a partnership of three organisations with expertise in working with young people. Working across Leeds and based in the local community.
Leeds Housing Concern
Armley, Bramley, Bramhope, Calverley, Cookridge, Farsley, Guiselely, Headingley, Horsforth, Pudsey & Yeadon.
Alwoodley, Chapel Allerton, Collingham, Garforth, Gipton, Halton, Harehills, Harewood, Kippax & Seacroft.