Today Y Supported Accommodation (YSA) continues to assist over 250 homeless individuals throughout Fife who require accommodation and support.
YSA has of two hostels, one male, and one female. The service also manages a range of supported accommodation throughout Glenrothes and neighbouring towns. 60 service users are supported any one time, with a large percentage of those aged 16-24-years old.
Staff work to decrease the risk of the ‘revolving door of homelessness’. Support is provided to help increase independent living and tenancy management skills. Without the right type of support the chances of failure and abandonment are increased for many.
A programme of support is provided in areas such as;
- Managing on a low budget
- Preventing and dealing with benefit sanctions
- Income maximisation techniques
- Reducing fuel poverty
- Conflict resolution
- Sustaining temporary accommodation & future tenancy
- How to be a good neighbour