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St Basils - Shaftesbury House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single women aged 16-25 with support needs who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Unmanaged addictions. Schedule 1 offenders/ People posing a risk to children. Sex offenders. Needs too high. Danger to self or others. Recent history of arson.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency via St Basils Link or Youthline.

Referral procedure

Phone Youthline (a partnership between St Basils and 4 other organisations). Interview, needs and risk assessment. Placed on pre-registered list if suitable.

Length of stay

Minimum stay


Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, sleep-in cover. Compulsory keywork system, monthly meetings. Support plans, reviewed monthly. Staff provide advice and support around life skills, budgeting, accessing benefits, cooking, hygiene, sexual health and addressing substance misuse issues. In-house employability service

Total spaces



In 2 buildings.

Further information

Public transport

Buses 1, 35, 50.