The Rainer Home-Start Voucher Scheme will help homeless unsupported young people in Lincolnshire who are entering a Rainer’s Hostel, semi supported or floating support services. The young people will receive vouchers of up to £50 to purchase a ‘Starter Pack’ of necessary goods such as bedding, warm clothing and food with the assistance of their Support Worker. This will allow the young person to budget their resources to cover essential costs such as heat and light (the cost of which is usually greater than 10% of their income) within the hostels and prevent them building up debts which can see them being evicted. The recipients will also be provided with an Energy Efficiency advice pack and a training course to ensure that the Project provides the young people with the tools for a sustainable approach to address fuel poverty.
Expected Number of Individuals: 210
Expected Number of Households:210
Trustees Meeting:March 2008
Funding Amount Approved: £11,000