Living Here

If you've chosen to be a residential student, you'll live in Cantray Square.

You can live in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom house. Each house has it's own front door and you'll get your own key.

Each house has its own living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom(s). Furniture, mattresses and pillows are all provided. And you'll also have a safe to store valuable personal items. You will be the only person that has a key to your bedroom

All houses have fire alarms, and there's a 'two-way call system' in every room - so you can call staff if you have an emergency.

All shared or otherwise houses have separate landlines/internet access. Accounts are provided by an agreed provider and all sharing a house will be liable to pay their share. Electricity is paid separately and/or together on a weekly basis via key meter. Heating is provided by Biomass and this is paid for weekly via finance. Each house is supplied with a washing machine and a drying room is located in 'The Square' for all residents to use. You will have your own tenancy agreement and will be assisted with claiming benefits, to assist with the cost of rent, and living expenses, if appropriate.

Up to 20 young people live in Cantray Square, so there are lots of other young adults for you to meet and make friends with if you wish.

Cantray Square staff are called Independent Living Support Workers. They will help you learn the skills you need to live as independently as possible. They can support you to learn to shop; cook; clean; look after your money; travel and live a healthy life. Staff work during evenings and weekends, and there is always someone on duty overnight who can be contacted on the two-way call system. If you need help during the day, the Independent Living Manager and Team Leader can help.

If you are moving to Cantray Square this might be the first time you have lived away from home. Staff will support you to learn all the skills you need to enjoy your new home - from making new friends; staying in touch with loved ones to putting the bins out! There are lots of activities to get involved in too. The Residential Hub is a fun space to meet other service users for a chat or a party. Residents often get together to go out for meals, clubbing, football, music or the cinema. We take a 'positive risk' approach to help you become a confident young adult, with the skills to manage your own home after you leave college.