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The Cambridge Housing Society - Fenland Young People's Project: The Staithe

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Priority to applicants with a local connection.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Most referrals come from Fenland Joint Allocation Panel. Or clients are self refer via application which can be found on CHS Group website under Supported Projects.

Referral procedure

Phone, call in daily 7am-9pm or write. Prospective resident and agency complete application form prior to interview. Require proof of ID and background information from involved agencies, including YOS and probation reports.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time staff on-site daily in daytime and evening, emergency on-call system. Keywork system (5 residents per key worker) with weekly/fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes. Staff offer support around a range of issues, including independent living skills, including budgeting, access to training, help with family relationships and substance misuse problems.

Total spaces



10 rooms in hostel, 4 move - on flats.

Further information

Public transport

Town centre 10 minutes walk. Regular bus service.