Wytham Hall (pronounced White’m) in North Westminster is a charitable supported housing organisation which provides support and accommodation for people with a history of homelessness, many of them long-term rough sleepers, with the aim of enabling them to return to a normal life. The service supports residents with low to medium level support needs including mental health problems and provides a key worker for each resident.
There are 25 temporary single-bed spaces over four buildings: 9 in the main building, 4 each in two flats in Charfield Court and 8 in a house on Lanhill Road. The office is located in Wytham Hall, which is a short distance from the satellite buildings.
The accommodation is shared and residents are expected to cater for themselves. Residents have access to shared facilities: kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Those living in the flats and on Lanhill Road also have access to a lounge. None of the accommodation has disabled access.
Residents are required to live in a semi-independent manner which helps them to prepare for move on and independent living. They are required to do their own cleaning and to carry out their share of the communal tasks within the properties, which promotes good relationships with those they live with.
Residents are encouraged to respect other residents and staff and are empowered to be responsible for their own health and safety and that of those around them. Residents are encouraged to socialise but are responsible for their visitors and their behaviour at all times.
No overnight guests are allowed. Residents are free to come and go 24 hours per day. The licence does not allow pets. Residents are required to pay a weekly Personal Service Charge.
Any residents that have a history of alcohol or drug problems will need to be at a stage where they can maintain abstinence while resident at Wytham Hall.