Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Support Worker at Nightingale House is like?
Cadwyn’s Nightingale House is a 26 room hostel that provides a temporary and welcoming home for families that need support. One of our amazing support workers, Claire Keats, kept a video diary of her daily tasks over one week. The videos emphasise how important, complex and life-changing Supported Housing is. In the videos we see Claire dealing with a variety of issues from school applications to domestic violence to financial support.
Nightingale House aims to inspire people to be the best they can be, to live the life they want and to help avoid homelessness. They provide support that gives people the skills and confidence to live in their own homes and to live happy and healthy lives. The hostel takes referrals from Cardiff Council regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race/ethnic origin, religion & belief, marital status or work status.
The aim of the service is to help tackle homelessness in Cardiff by providing a safe and supportive environment to families. This enables them to increase their skills and confidence to help them to manage their future homes and lead settled lives. Nightingale House receives funding from the Supporting People Grant.
Learn more about Nightingale House and the amazing work that goes on there by watching Claire’s video diary: