Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
Crawley Open House has 24 beds and can accommodate men, women, couples and pets. It operates on a short stay basis of around 6 weeks although this can vary according to circumstance. Clients can access this service directly and beds are allocated on a first come first served basis. Clients must be eligible for housing benefit as this will pay the bulk of the rent, residents make a contribution of £2.50 per night if under 25 and £3.50 per night if over 25. This includes three meals a day and access to a medical centre and day centre. Crawley Open House also offers advice, advocacy and support on a comprehensive range of issues.
Cyrenian House has 16 single furnished rooms and offers self catering, supported accommodation for up to two years to homeless men aged 18-65. Entry to service is via referral from Guildford Borough Council only. The office is open for enquiries between 7am - 10pm.
LeatherHead Start provides accommodation for both men and women. Clients can be referred using the above number, but priority will be given to those with a connection with Mole Valley. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mulberry Huse provides beds for up to 15 women aged 16 - 35. The accommodation has shared facilities and is self-catering, and can provide support and assistance with securing further accommodation. If the resident is in receipt of full Housing Benefit the cost to the resident is approximately £8.75. Entry is by referral only, but self-referral is accepted. The telephone line is open for enquiries between 8am - 10pm.
The No.5 Project is an emergency accommodation night shelter with beds available for 14 men and 2 women. All bed availability before 6.30pm is through the Guildford HOST service on 01483 302495. After 6.30pm, call No5 Project on 01483 303646. You must call first and we strongly discourage people turning up on the door. Residents must be 18 years old or over and eligible for Housing Benefit. Residents are also required to make a contribution of approximately £7.00 per week. This includes breakfast and an evening meal, hot and cold drinks, access to communal facilities, and assistance with securing long-term accommodation. Admission is by direct access only, clients must present themselves in person at the No.5 Project and bed allocation is on a first come, first served basis.
A day-time drop-in centre for the homeless, unemployed and socially isolated. Open Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4pm and the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. A drug and alcohol free centre that offers support, advice and training on a range of issues, including housing, substance mis-use and help with improving literacy, numeracy and IT skills. Lunch, snacks and hot drinks are free.
Pound House provides supported housing for young people aged 16-25 years, who are homeless or in imminent danger of being so. Young people must have some degree of independent living skills and willing to accept the high levels of support offered. Referrals to Pound House can be made by Social Services Teams, Leaving Care Teams, Youth Offending Teams, Housing Departments and from the young people themselves. For more information, visit www.scdt.org.uk
Step by Step´s, Step 1 service has 15 single en suite bedrooms, a large shared kitchen, dining area, lounge and laundry facilities and offers individual support to young people aged 16 - 25 through fully trained staff who are available 24/7. Placements are funded through Housing Benefit with the client paying a contribution towards food and residents charges. Step 1 supports both male and female placements and clients can refer themselves or be referred through another agency. In addition, Step 1 offers an emergency bed for use in crisis situation where a young person is at risk or homeless. Step by Step and Step 1 offer a range of supportive training programmes and individual key working sessions which help young people to deal with their immediate issues and gain valuable skills. Please call for further information.
The Crescent provides supported housing for 14 people aged 18-30 years. Training in areas such as literacy, IT and life skills can be provided for residents aged 18-25 through the Life Skills Programme run by Surrey Care Trust with which Transform Housing and Support works in partnership. Referrals to the Crescent can be made by Surrey Social Services Teams, Leaving Care Teams, Youth Offending Teams, Borough Councils or clients can self refer. For more information, visit www.scdt.org.uk
The York Road Project offers 11 emergency beds for both men and women aged 18 and over. The cost varies from approx £1.00 - £7.00 per night depending on Housing Benefit payments. The night shelter can be accessed without a referral (e.g. the Council) and accommodation is usually provided for 21 days although this is flexible. The York Road Project also offers a drop-in service and café for people who are homeless, unemployed or on a low income - this operates Monday - Friday from 11am-2pm.
Vaughan House provides accommodation for 18-65 year olds and has 45 beds. The beds are divided into flats - one flat is specifically for women while the others are open to men and women. The accommodation is offered on a short term basis, clients will be re-housed in move-on accommodation after an agreed amount of time and will be assisted in being resettled. Entry into Vaughan House is by referral but self-referral is accepted. Where clients are eligible, Housing Benefit pays the majority of the costs, however clients must make a contribution of approx. £25.00 per week. This includes all food and utilities. Vaughan House is open to receive telephone calls or visitors from 9am-5pm.
The YMCA has 120 beds available to men or women aged between 18 - 30. Referral is through Guildford Borough Council and room rates vary depending on circumstance. The YMCA is open for telephone enquiries between 8am - 6pm.
Your Sanctuary provides emergency support for women and men fleeing domestic violence. Whilst they can offer phone and outreach support to men as well, their refuges only accommodate women. They have a limited number of beds available for £13.00 per week if the resident is in receipt of full benefit.