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NACRO - The Cedars

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-17 and care leavers up to the age of 21 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need support to live independently. Also house young parents. Local connection preferred, agreement for out of area placements has to be agreed by Children's Services commissioning.

Who we cannot help

No Automatic Exclusions.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals must come through the Gateway at Lincolnshire County Council - this can either be by presenting to local authority housing departments as homeless or direct by Lincolnshire County Council Children's Services staff.

Referral procedure

Referral through Lincolnshire County Council Children's Services.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 1 Month

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 full time and 5 part time staff on-site 24/7, waking nights. Keywork system (3-4 residents per worker), compulsory weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed at least quarterly. Staff provide support with daily living skills, benefits, debt and budgeting, shopping, cooking and housework, access to education, employment and training.

Total spaces



In 2 buildings.

Further information

Public transport

Central Lincoln train station - 25 minutes walk.