What Overcrowded Housing Support Service offer
The Overcrowded Housing Support Service is based on a number of workshops designed to equip parents with the skills to make changes in their own homes. This can be things such as allowing them to maximise their space, fix basic problems and to reduce their reliance on external services such as the council, by giving them skills, knowledge and confidence.
There is also a one-to-one service where the LEAP Family Housing Advisor will visit families, however these are by referral only and cannot be booked in.
DIY workshops are available to all families that are engaging with the Overcrowded Housing Support Service. These take place at the Remakery Centre in Lambeth and teach basic DIY and storage solutions.
These can include:
- DIY skills
- Drilling into surfaces
- Basic fixing of lights
- Fixing furniture
- Create a storage solution
- Using basic tools
Decluttering workshops focus on the practical activities, things like tips, advice and question and answer sessions. The workshops aim to show parents that they are not alone in feeling overwhelmed with things such as the household chores and diary commitments. The workshop will help parents work out what’s weighing them down and is open to all parents in the LEAP wards.
The decluttering workshop focuses on:
- Recognising that we all have a lot of stuff and it’s difficult to let go, so providing a space to start the process of change and to provide inspiration.
- Decluttering and organising workshops – providing tips, advice and a space to talk about issues in the household.