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Action for Children - Amaryllis Shared Housing Service

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with support needs. Priority given to people with a local connection. Must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

Who we cannot help

May not accept arsonists. Applications considered on a case by case basis.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Self Referral Suffolk Children’s Services West Suffolk District Councils Other agencies

Referral procedure

Aim to issue an outcome to each referral within 3 days. Once a vacancy is imminent, interview arranged, aim to have a new client housed within a two week period.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 part time staff per project on-site 21 hours per week, emergency on-call system at other times. Staff help with independent living skills including independent living skills, cleaning, cooking, accessing employment, education or training.

Total spaces



Single occupancy with hand wash-basin and fridge.

Further information

Public transport

Bury St Edmunds train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 20 minutes walk.