Providing accommodation, rebuilding lives
Everything we do is centred around the people we work for. We want to help and support people who’ve experienced homelessness, regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, background or ethnicity.
We offer timely supported housing to homeless adults in the Medway and Maidstone area. Housing, which is safe and appropriate, and where residents can live as long as they need.
Our accommodation is intensively managed and staff are available 7 days a week, all year around.
We are developing a strength-based approach for support and advocacy for residents. Through person-centred, tailored support and risk management plans, allocated support workers support residents by focusing on their strengths and by addressing any areas of need. In addition, AMAT supports residents through peer mentoring and volunteering opportunities, to enable on-going relationship building and opportunities for learning and practicing new skills.
AMAT UK works very closely with other key agencies, services and organisations in the local community and pride ourselves in excellent partnership working.
We have taken the initiative in creating the 411 HUB – currently funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
411 HUB provides multiagency support services, job searching, training and resettlement courses, alongside social activities and clubs not only for AMAT residents, but for anyone within the local community who is either homeless, vulnerable or in need of the specialist support 411 HUB can provide. The HUB aims to build a community of social support to benefit homeless people in the wider Medway area.
We not only want to help our residents move on from the problems that caused their homelessness, we also want them to work with us to improve and develop our services. So we encourage them to shape AMAT UK services to best meet the needs of the homeless community.
Ultimately, we provide an essential, high quality service that delivers positive change to a community in need through the provision of safe and suitable accommodation, access to activities, services and partner organisations in the context of support that promotes inclusion, acceptance and tolerance.
It’s a brilliant service. They generally care about helping people