Bath Life House is a semi-detached Georgian property which can accommodate six young mothers/mothers to be.
The house is fully furnished, tenants only need bring their personal belongings and baby items they have obtained with them.
All tenants are signed up to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy which is reviewed every six months with the tenant and support worker.
Taking a tenancy with Life is the first step of support. Maintaining the tenancy and paying rent is the number one priority. This is instilled from day one. Helping applying for all entitlements and providing information is an ongoing process, especially when a tenant is working or decides to start to work. Money and budgeting sessions are unlimited and just a few examples of the areas discussed are; incoming and outgoing costs, savings, food bank access, sourcing second hand baby items, store cards, move-on and private rent options and costs.
Education, training and employment are the key to a successful future for both the tenant and their child. Life Support Workers complete an individual support plan with the tenant regularly in order to achieve small manageable goals, whether that be accessing college, writing a CV, applying for jobs or maybe completing an accredited distance learning paper.
Life skills sessions are in place daily from one to one sessions with the support worker and group sessions which are ran weekly with our team of volunteers, who provide Kitchen Skills sessions to pamper nights and are happy to support tenants with all their needs.
Life provide a tailor made support package for every young parent within our service, often working in partnership with many agencies and professionals to provide the correct level of support, ensuring positive outcomes for both mother and child , up-skilling young parents to manage independent living.
When tenants are ready for move on, the Life support worker will support tenant’s in gaining information and completing applications for move-on funding where possible.
Life Support Workers can also offer practical help to young mothers/mothers to be who may not need accommodation but may need practical and emotional support.
Here are some photos of the house.