Queen Marys Hostel
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless women with mental health issues requiring medium to high support. Priority given to referrals made by identified Westminster mental health agencies and building-based services.
Who we cannot help
Women with a history of violence or arson. Women with unaddressed alcohol or drug dependency issues.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Named agency referrals for mental health beds, including Westminster CMHTs, Westminster HOS, Westminster BBS, JHT, The Passage and Crisis Resolution Team and bed manager at the Gordon Hospital. Accept self or agency referrals for 5 emergency beds.
Referrals for mental health beds must come via named agencies who are notified of vacancies. Accept self or agency referrals for 5 emergency beds by phone after 5pm. Interview. Agencies fill in referral form and risk assessment. Prefer proof of ID.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
15 support staff, 24 hour waking cover. key workers help residents settle in and provide advice on benefits and local resources. Keywork sessions identify support needs and how to address them. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff refer residents to specialist services where appropriate. Residents in Registered Care Home wing have intensive keywork support on a weekly basis.
Victoria tube/train station. Buses 2, 8, 36, 52, 73, 82, 185.