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Salvation Army - New Direction

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs. Priority will be given to those with a local connection to Essex. Can accept couples in a shared room. Can accommodate two people with a dog.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders. Sex offenders.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency within the local and surrounding area.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in daily 24 hours. Application form filled in by referring agency prior to interview. Require proof of ID and any relevant background information.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 person staff team plus volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. key worker system, with weekly to monthly keywork meetings and support plans. Staff offer advice and support through a compulsory programme.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Braintree train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 5 minutes walk.