New Beginnings

New Beginnings Dispersed Housing Scheme

How does the scheme work

Nugent is working in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes to offer dispersed accommodation for 26 individuals who are homeless/risk of homelessness and have support needs.

  • Criteria and referrals to the scheme are based on:
  • You being 18 years and over – single person
  • Having no access to settled accommodation
  • Having support needs
  • Being able to live independently with weekly support.

Referrals including self-referrals and agency referrals to the service are completed via Liverpool’s Mainstay matching system.

Aims, Objectives & Outcome

To provide good quality temporary accommodation and create an environment that enables individuals to develop their skills to manage their own future independent tenancies.

Nugent works in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, YMCA and Liverpool City Council to offer a safe and secure setting where individuals gain independence and control over their lives.

To move individuals, with increased independent living skills into appropriate accommodation, for example, general needs housing association or private sector tenancies.

The service is flexible enough to respond rapidly to the changing need of the service and the people it supports.

When individuals are ready to move on they can be referred on for support as and when appropriate to resettle independently in their own accommodation.


All applicants are assessed via a Mainstay Assessment Centre and interviewed by project staff at Nugent prior to acceptance of a tenancy.

Support services

Each individual is provided with a worker to help formulate and implement an individual support package to assist with both resettlement and move-on.

Both the Support Plan and Risk Plan are reviewed on a regular basis which is responsive to the individual.

The service is dedicated to ensuring that the people we support have respect, dignity, independence, choice and control over their lives.

The service is committed to diversity and anti-discriminatory practice.

Role of the Project Worker

  • to assist you in setting up in your home
  • to support and advise on form filling
  • to assist in developing/maintaining life skills for independent living
  • to help in managing finances/maximising benefit claims
  • to advice and liaise with other agencies
  • to enable access to other services and local organisations
  • to help to develop future move on plans and register with suitable accommodation providers such as property pool
  • to help in establishing personal safety and security of the home
  • to promote health and well being.

Beneficiary Inclusion

We can offer volunteering opportunities and occasional outings when applicable.

Nugent’s added value gives you:

  • Welfare material aid home start service including starter packs and access to furniture as and when available
  • Volunteering Opportunities.


The confidentiality of all those accessing Nugent services is treated with the utmost respect, for example:

  • we will not pass on the information that you give us to anyone outside of Nugent without your full consent.
  • Exceptions to this are if we feel you are particularly vulnerable and are at risk of harm from yourself or others
  • if we are made aware criminal or illegal activity has taken place or if an organisation with a legal responsibility asks us for information.

Equality and diversity

We welcome applications from all denominations regardless of culture, faith or ethnicity. We can access interpretation services.

To be assessed and make a referral to the service please look at Mainstay Liverpool for daily assessment centre points and times.

Nugent New Beginnings Dispersed housing scheme

The Housing Support Unit
99 Edge Lane
L7 2PE
Telephone: 0151 261 2052

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