Welcome to KeyMoves

Supporting women affected by homelessness to reach their full potential.

Keymoves is direct temporary emergency access supported accommodation for up to 20 women. We provide a safe environment for the women in six self contained flats, and the building is monitored by CCTV and an intruder alarm. On admission the individual is assessed to enable a support package to be put in place, sometimes in partnership with other agencies but tailored to the needs of the service user. The support needs and progress of the service users’ stay is monitored through weekly keyworking sessions. Keymoves helps to make positive changes to the service users’ lives by –

· Building up self esteem
· Stabilising their lives
· Promoting independent living (through our activities programme)
· Accessing suitable move on accommodation

Who can use the service?

· Single women aged 18 years and over

What do we offer?

· Your own Keyworker
· Weekly keywork meetings to look at; housing options, and any other identified support needs
· Support to develop confidence and skills
· Fully furnished room in shared flat

How do I apply?

You can apply directly to Keymoves, or an agency can refer you. Your details will be taken over the telephone by staff, and if appropriate you will be invited in for an assessment and interview.

How much do I have to pay?

You will have to pay £7.80 per week for bills.

Housing benefit should cover the rent for most women on benefits. If you receive a higher rate of benefits, work or are in training you may have to make a contribution to cover the full rent amount.

Support costs are funded by Supporting People.
How do I contact Keymoves?

Telephone – 0131 556 8939
E-mail – info@keymoves.org.uk
Fax – 0131 557 2338