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Chess Homeless

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless. Prefer applicants to have a local connection to Chelmsford/Essex generally and to those beyond.

Who we cannot help

History of arson or sex offence.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Complete the referral form on our website www.chesshomeless.org following 'Apply for a Bedspace'.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

1-3 Months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Shelter is staffed 24/7 (although 11pm - 7am is sleep-in cover for emergenices only). Staff provide advice, help with benefits, signpost to external agencies, accompany to appointments and provide individual support including regular key work sessions as appropriate.

Total spaces



1 of 6 is an adapted room for wheelchair users.

Further information

Public transport

Chelmsford train and bus stations - 10 minutes walk.