Kairos Women Working Together Coventry, Warwickshire
Nov 16, 2019Full time
Coventry has seen an extraordinary rise in the number of homeless people and in temporary accommodation in the last few years. The recent report 'Home of Her Own' (July 2019) by Women's Budget Group (produced in collaboration with Coventry Women's Partnership) identified that 'for Coventry, as in most of the country, housing benefit is not covering full rents in any of the bedroom entitlements - even for the cheapest rents'. Aside from refuge services for women fleeing domestic violence (which are already oversubscribed), there are currently no women-only accommodation options for females in Coventry. Working in partnership with Coventry Haven Women's Aid, KairosWWT is leading a project to gain further understanding and evidence of women's housing across the City. The aim of this new project is: 1) Provide tailored, direct support to groups for women whom housing services are often hard to access, including rough sleepers, women with multiple/complex needs, BME women, those with no recourse to public funds and/or whose economic circumstances disqualify them from housing-related support, as well as women at risk of homelessness or losing tenancies. 2) Reduce number of women rough sleeping or becoming homeless and increase number of women accessing safe, appropriate accommodation & maintaining tenancies 3) Increase level of gender and trauma-informed support in Coventry delivered by women's organisations. This role will support women with multiple and complex needs who are currently homeless in Coventry. This post is restricted to female applicants only under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.