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New Hope - New Hope House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people. Must be entitled to Housing Benefit. New Hope House is a dry house aimed at supporting people in recovery – accept referrals regardless of whether people have had a history of drug or alcohol use, but ask everyone in the service to be abstinent at all times. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Watford, Three Rivers or Hertsmere.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals via New Hope’s other accommodation services, Watford Borough Council, Probation services, other support agencies, etc.

Referral procedure

Please call 01923 213230

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

10 staff working full-time and part time, sleep-in cover at night. Each resident has a named key worker and they meet at least weekly to work on support plans, which are tailored to each individual resident. Our service is happy to link up with any other supporting agency to provide rounded support, such as CGL-Spectrum, Probation, CMHT and so on. All residents are asked to contribute to the duties around the house, with support from staff if needed. We encourage residents to find things to occupy their time that they enjoy, this might be poetry or art sessions at our Community Market Garden, courses, volunteering, sessions at the Women’s Centre or anything locally that is of interest.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Watford Junction and Watford High Street train stations approx. 10-15 minute walk in either direction. Buses available from Watford Junction or on the High Street in the town centre.