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St Mungo's - Mare Street Hostel

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

SH/RS comissioned services, access through the GH based on a residency criteria being met and with appropriate support needs. Can accept people with dogs.

Who we cannot help

Applications considered on a case by case basis.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals approved by LB of Hackney only. All referral agents must go through the local Housing Option Team first.

Referral procedure

Phone 24 hours to enquire about referral process and vacancies. Form completed by agency and applicant. Interview and sent back to local Housing Options Team advisor for service. Require background information, relevant reports as appropriate eg psychiatric and probation reports, and proof of ID. Interview. All admissions initially to the assessment unit.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

16 full time staff and several volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory monthly key worker meetings offering support on independent living skills, harm minimisation, employment and training, physical/mental health. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Can refer to specialist support services. On-site activities, resettlement and Pathways to Employment workers.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

London Fields, Cambridge Heath train, Bethnal Green tube. Buses 48, 55, 106, 253, 277.