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Evaluation tender for our emergency accommodation project: Hotel 1824

New Horizon is seeking to appoint an individual, organisation or consortium for an external evaluation of ‘Hotel 1824’. Hotel 1824 is an exciting pilot project offering youth-specific emergency accommodation for 18-24 year olds sleeping rough or about to become street homeless in the capital. This unique pan-London provision is a partnership between New Horizon Youth Centre and Depaul UK, with the support of the Greater London Authority and London Councils. Launched in March 2021, the project is built on the principle that young people have different experiences of street homelessness and require different kinds of support to feel safe in emergency accommodation and get their lives back on track than older demographics.

Together with our partners we aim to take the learning from this project to make sure the needs of young people facing rough sleeping remain acted upon.

Hotel 1824, a refurbished 40 bed hotel in West London, will accommodate up to 350 young people over the coming year and in turn save lives. This provision will strengthen the safety net for the most at risk, giving young people in London at danger of sleeping rough a safe place to stay in the short term as we find them somewhere to call home in the long term.

The project will give residents complete wraparound support. Depaul will use their experience delivering accommodation projects for young people to run the property and will be providing 24/7 onsite support workers. Alongside its youth-focused street outreach, New Horizon will offer specialist advice, help young people into move on options and provide a wide range of services such as counselling, healthcare, independent life skills development, and education and employment support. Young people will also be able to access family mediation and immigration advice

The budget for this work is £25,000, inclusive of VAT and expenses. Pending resources, we are considering commissioning a cost-benefit analysis. Please indicate an additional budget for this work should this be of interest to you.

If you are interested in applying then you can do so via the brief, downloadable here: Hotel 1824 Evaluation Tender

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 10am.

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