Colchester Night Shelter and The DPS (Deposit Protection Service) have teamed up to provide a new scheme that will assist the clients of the Night Shelter by providing a possible deposit for private rented accommodation.

The DPS has provided the Shelter with a fantastic £10,000 in funding in order to provide this much needed service. In order to qualify, the Shelter residents will have to be engaging with a strict set of criteria based on their support needs. This will include attending Budgeting courses, Pre-tenancy workshops and cooking on a budget before any consideration is made.

We hope that the much needed scheme, named Keys for Keeps, will be up and running as soon as possible.

We will be working very closely with the Keys for Keeps clients and be providing Tenancy Sustainment support to make sure everything is running smoothly after they leave us at the Shelter.

A massive thanks to the Deposit Protection Service for giving us this opportunity!

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