[ June 30, 2014 ]
Kennedy House is situated in Tigers Close, South Wigston within the boundary of Oadby and Wigston Council, on the outskirts of Leicester.
The Hostel was purpose built in 1974. There are 56 single bedrooms arranged in twelve fully furnished 4 or 5 bedroomed flats. It’s a Direct Access Self Catering Hostel which offers to provide temporary accommodation for single homeless men and women between the ages of 16 and 60. The hostel aims to assist individuals into resettlement and help them move on into housing through the provision of temporary accommodation and the support, advice and assistance of its staff.
Service users share the communal areas such as bathrooms and toilets. The kitchen, dining area and lounge area are communal; the lounge area is complete with a television. The Hostel also offers a drop in facility, a snooker room which also consists of a video room, and a small laundry area.
The staff at Kennedy House aim to work with each resident to meet their immediate needs, which includes connecting them with the appropriate agencies. This then enables them to address their aims and objectives whilst working towards an eventual move into more self sufficient accommodation.
A Community Psychiatric Nurse attends the Hostel on a weekly basis to enable service users to access a Specialist Primary Healthcare Team. Connections, Drug Advice and the Police also provide a drop in service on a regular basis to help provide support to the service users. Leicestershire Youth Services provide a weekly service to our residents, and help organise outings, which are both recreational and educative. They also operate a sexual health advisory service from Kennedy House for our residents.
The service offered by Kennedy House meets the housing benefit regulations, as well as those laid down by the Housing Corporation. The Hostel also complies with the requirements of Supporting People.