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Sapphire Independent Housing - Townsend House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless women aged 16-25 with support needs and with a local connection to any Hertfordshire borough.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from approved list of agencies. Many referrals from Herts Young Homeless Group.

Referral procedure

The agency completes the form and RA, not applicant. We do not accept self-referrals. Any referral made for an applicant under the age of 18 years old, must be accompanied with a Targeted Youth Support risk assessment. Those under the age of 18 years old, will need to be accompanied by a social worker/support agency, when attending the interview.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Support staff available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, security staff Mon-Fri 8pm-8am and at weekends. Compulsory keywork system with monthly meetings. Support plans focus on preparing for independent living.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Nearest Train station is Elstree and Borehamwood.