What you can expect from SafeSpace

Emergency Units – Pendle & Rossendale

The emergency unit consists of a self-contained bedroom and bathroom with use of a shared kitchen and living room. There are laundry facilities so that you can wash your clothes, and there is a television in the shared lounge. Each room will usually contain a bed, with bedding, a chair, a dressing table and a hanging rail for your clothes.

Medium Stay Flats – Pendle

Each Medium stay flat is fully furnished and self-contained with its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and cupboard. Medium stay residents have access to their own shared lounge, an activity room where you can do crafts or art, a shared kitchen and dining room where you can improve your cooking skills and an IT room.

Medium Stay Flats – Rossendale

Each bedsit is fully furnished and self-contained with a bedroom, living and kitchen area in one room and its own bathroom. Each room will usually contain a bed with bedding, a table to sit and eat or do homework, a sofa to relax on and a wardrobe for your clothes. Medium stay residents have access to a shared lounge with a kitchen / dining area as well as access to an IT and Media room to chill out in.

Annex Flats – Rossendale

Each Annex flat is fully furnished and self-contained with its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, Living Room and cupboard. Situated next to the main project building the flats have their own front door for greater independence, but still have the benefits of shared communal areas and support.

Payment of Rent and Service Charge

If you are claiming benefits you will usually be eligible for housing benefit, which will pay all or a portion of your rent. Your Housing benefit money will be paid directly to SafeSpace. If you are working it is likely that you will have to pay a portion or the full amount of your rent yourself, the amount you have to pay will depend on your earnings.

As well as your rent you must also pay a service charge that will not be covered by housing benefit. This should be paid weekly. The service charge covers the cost of personal utilities, i.e: gas, water, electricity, and use of SafeSpace facilities and equipment.