How We Help


At the heart of Derventio Housing Trust is the range of accommodation services we provide for people who are homeless or struggling with their housing situation. We currently operate our SmartShare scheme in areas in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Wiltshire. Click here for a full list of our housing locations.

For more information about any of our housing services please email or call 01332 292776.

Shared Housing

A residential street with 'to let' signsMost of the homes we run are shared housing. There are many benefits to living in a shared home, especially for people who haven’t lived independently before. It often leads to new friendships and mutual support, and is a safe and secure environment to make mistakes and learn to gain more independence.

Housing First

We are proud to use Housing First - an approach to address homelessness that was developed in America. Existing homelessness services work with homeless people to make them 'housing ready' - using training, rehabilitation and support to bring someone to a point where they are judged to be able to live independently.

Housing First turns this approach on its head. It provides a homeless person with housing as quickly as possible, together with the support they need to transform their life and enjoy living in a stable home.

It is a very successful model that is based on the principle that housing is a human right. Derventio Housing Trust is proud to have been amongst the first organisations in the UK to start using Housing First.

Independent Living

As well as housing we offer some support to help people to resettle and manage their home life. We help people to understand what they need to do to keep their home, including their rights and responsibilities. We also support people to deal with their particular challenges.

Our Housing Service

We want to make sure that we provide the best housing that we can. All of our homes are:

Information about our homes - high quality, right home, help for people

Providing good quality, safe and homeley accommodation is part of our Mission.

Our support service
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Do you need a home?

We are here to help you if you are homeless, can't afford to rent or are having problems with your home. Call us today on 01332 292776 to see how we can help.

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