The South Yorkshire Project at Target Housing currently consists of 3 separate and very different projects in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster. All projects are providing accommodation for vulnerable adults and families who have either become homeless or have previously struggled to maintain a tenancy and require support to succeed.
In Sheffield, the South Yorkshire Project are working in partnership with IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) to provide emergency temporary accommodation to people fleeing from domestic abuse. The service is aimed at supporting GBT+ (gay, bisexual, trans, and all minority sexual and gender identities) male victims of domestic abuse as well as single women who have multiple and complex needs and for whom Sheffield’s refuges would not be suitable. Prior to this project Sheffield did not have any specialist safe accommodation for male victims of domestic abuse and as a result they were housed in generic hostels or private rented accommodation that did not meet their needs. While Sheffield’s refuges meet the needs of most women and children fleeing abuse it was highlighted that there is a proportion of women with multiple and complex needs that are not suitable for these refuges, creating a need for this partnership. Target’s role is to provide secure dispersed accommodation and housing support to tenants whilst working in partnership with IDAS whose role it is to provide specialist DA support. There are currently 18 properties with the potential to expand to 25.