We provide 24 hour supported accomodation

The Gingerbread Centre was established in 1977 in Stoke-on-trent, providing 24 hour supported accommodation for homeless lone parent families from across North Staffordshire. In 2014, we extended our service to include couples with children. We also work with partners across Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire to provide floating support to families in the community at risk of homelessness.

The families we accomodate include:

We accommodate the most disadvantaged lone parent families with complex needs and recognise that homelessness is not the only area to address.

We also provide support for:

These problems are further compounded by lack of self-esteem and educational attainment and without intervention families can experience difficulty in sustaining their tenancy, maintaining an adequate standard of living for themselves and their children, and lack the skills to articulate their experiences and influence in their lives.

We have developed an holistic needs support strategy that meets the needs of individual families and helps them to live independent lives within the community, sustaining their tenancies and accessing work opportunities.