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Camberwell New Road

Former Waterloo Project resident Kelly
Camberwell New Road provides supported housing for homeless and vulnerable women in Lambeth who have a history of unsettled accommodation and complex support needs.

The scheme is part of the Waterloo Project cluster and is staffed by that team who work across the three sites – the Waterloo Project, Brixton Step and Camberwell New Road.

The project offers accommodation for five women in a shared house. Staff work with the residents to help them engage with services and maintain positive lifestyle changes especially in relation to substance issues, such as drug and alcohol misuse.

Residents are encouraged to work towards finding independent accommodation once they are ready to move on from Camberwell New Road. People can stay at the project for up to twelve months.

Referrals for Camberwell New Road are made via Lambeth's Vulnerable Adults pathway.

The project also operates as a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE), in association with the South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust (SLaM). Psychologists have been based on site, working with a support team, and with service users, since 2015.

PIE stems from work by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, recognising the high levels of emotional trauma that accompany, and in many cases precede, an individual becoming homeless.

It provides access to therapies that more complex elements of the homeless population currently miss out on due to the chaotic lifestyle associated with substance misuse or a failure to engage with health and homelessness support staff.

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