Samaritans provides student accommodation in Newcastle. This program offers supported accommodation, education and employment opportunities to young people.
Samaritans Student Accommodation is for young people aged 16-25, who need accommodation in order to continue goals around education and training. This accommodation is for up to 2 years, and young people are engaged with a support provider for the duration of the tenancy. This accommodation is not crisis accommodation, and is suited for young people with developed independent living skills. Essentially, Samaritans Student Accommodation is a place to live and learn.
Who we assist
The program is aimed at young people who:
- Are aged 16 - 25
- Are engaged in study
- Need a place to stay
- Are happy to be linked in with ongoing support, and
- Can live positively in a community environment
How to apply
To be part of Samaritans Student Accommodation, a young person must join with a support provider to fill out an application. Support Providers working with a young person can fill out the Wickham Accommodation Application and the Wickham Accommodation Consent Form listed below.
In recognition of the need of residents of Samaritans Student Accommodation to develop life skills and achieve their goals, Samaritans has introduced the complementary Mentor Program. This program is designed specifically to provide the opportunity for each resident at Samaritans Student Accommodation to build a relationship with a like-minded mentor who will provide guidance, friendship, advice and motivation. For more information about becoming a mentor read the brochure listed below.