In March 2021, we began to build the infrastructure for the AP Foundation Housing Association, which when formed will work harmoniously alongside APF Housing Ltd and other social housing providers.
The most common factor among young adults who re-offend after leaving prison is homelessness or unstable accommodation, as over 50% of released prisoners are unable to return to their previous home.
Finding a home and a job are not the only difficulties faced by young adults leaving prison, all too often they face a cliff edge in support once they reach the prison gate. With a discharge grant of £46 (unchanged since 1995), a travel warrant or fares to their initial destination and being unable to access universal credit for the first five weeks, they often have to deal with:
- Insufficient money to meet basic needs
- Large debts that may have built up during their sentence
- Temptations for alcohol & substance misuse
- Inadequate temporary accommodation or homelessness
- Lack of confidence and low self esteem
- Peer Pressure
- Little or no resettlement support
Our support team will be there to help stop them slipping through the net. We help our students navigate their way through the first few months of their release by offering practical advice and guidance on:
- Welfare Benefits
- Housing advice
- Money Management
- Debt Problems
- Bank Accounts
- DBS Checks
And for vulnerable and disadvantaged students we can offer them a safe place to live in the AP Foundation House. A fully serviced and supported household, accommodating up to 12 trainees, where they can stay for a maximum of three months while we get them back on their feet and into independent housing.
All students of the 5-step pathway will also become members of the AP Foundation’s ALUMNI Network, designed to help them overcome the challenges of life on the outside. As members they can join the APF Alumni Network social media platform where they can keep up-to-date with job opportunities, stay in touch with fellow students, share their experiences and find practical advice and encouragement from fellow ex-offenders, as well as attend talks, presentations and skills workshops, or they can simply drop in to one of our regular monthly social events.
APF Housing.com are currently in the process of developing a unique and exciting platform that has been specifically designed for landlords that wish to rent their properties for social care use. Since 2019, we have been working with landlords, local authorities and social care agencies regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
For many young people, the transition to independent living is not only a difficult journey but the resources are also limited to enable this. We work with vulnerable young people, young offenders and care leavers from local authority care and support.
Our service offers bridging as well as long-term accommodation in order to meet a variety of housing support needs. All our tenants are supported by fully trained key workers during their stay.
In addition, all properties and their contents, are insured and maintained by the agencies involved. Accommodation standards will be regulated and maintained in accordance with compliance and statutory regulations.
As a care service provider, we have an online brokerage officer. Our main function is to connect responsible landlords with registered care providers. Our metasearch engine hosts hundreds of good quality, fully furnished properties from landlords that wish to rent within this sector on a short or long-term basis. This platform offers the landlord an opportunity of long term security and higher financial returns as opposed to those available through traditional estate agents and Airbnb-style sites.
Our mission is to be a force for positive change to enable better outcomes for vulnerable young people, care leavers and young offenders and support local authorities and other civil services in their commitment and mission to providing a Good standard of care to service users who they support.
Since 2019, we have been working with landlords, local authorities and social care agencies regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
All our property listings and their contents are insured and maintained by APF Housing Ltd, and the agencies involved. Accommodation standards are regulated and maintained in accordance with compliance and statutory regulations.
We buy and develop property for emergency accommodation, temporary accommodation and supported accommodation on behalf of housing associations and local authorities. If you have a property to sell or lease, please get in touch. For more information on what we offer landlords, please click here to contact us.
We aim to manage homes for thousands of prison and care leavers, across the UK. We will be working in partnership alongside Prisons, YOT Teams, Council’s, Social Services Departments, and specialist organisations.
Our housing will provide cost-effective Facilities Management, as well as specifically designed, affordable and purpose-built accommodation, direct to our clients.
Professional staff will be on-site to support clients, and to ensure that our properties remain safe, secure, clean and well-maintained. This will guarantee that our clients will have the very best living environment, in which to live, develop and grow, as individuals.
We will be delivering a personalised care and support package, to a wide range of vulnerable people. We will provide both supported housing, move-on accommodation, and a floating support service, to our tenants.
Our services are for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical and learning disabilities, and those with mental health needs.
If you are someone you care for, require our support services click here to contact a member of our team.
We aim to provide a range of high-quality, affordable homes and support services, across the UK.
Our housing options will reflect the diverse needs of our customers, yet our services will be delivered at a very competitive cost.
Our portfolio of properties will range from general needs, supported housing and social care.
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