DENS - The Elms Hostel
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people. Local connection required. Can accept people with dogs.
Who we cannot help
History of arson. History of violence. Sex offenders.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
No self referrals, if wanting to self refer must go through the DENS day centre, referrals taken from all agencies.
Referrals taken in person at DENS Day centre daily between 10am-4pm. Contact The Elms 01442 800131 out of office hours. Referrals must have a local connection to Dacorum.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
15 staff, 30 volunteers. 2 staff on shift each night (waking staff). Full assessment of needs and support plan within first 5 days of stay. 1:1 key work throughout stay. Staff provide advice , help with benefits and other support according to need. Regular activities workshops and training organised. Access to laundry, library, IT facilities.
44 single rooms, plus up to 8 Crash Pad (one night only) or Severe Weather emergency beds.