Action for Children - West Suffolk Shared Housing

Referral address

3 Abbeyfields
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1AQ

Referral phone

01284 749063

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with support needs. Priority given to people with a local connection. Must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

Who we cannot help

May not accept arsonists. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from Suffolk Co-ordination Service only.

Referral procedure

Aim to issue an outcome to each referral within 3 days. Once a vacancy is imminent, interview arranged, aim to have a new client housed within a two week period.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 part time staff per project on-site 25 hours per week, emergency on-call system at other times. Staff help with independent living skills including independent living skills, cleaning, cooking, accessing employment, education or training.

Rooms and charges

£10pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 15
  • Total spaces: 15


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 rooms accessible for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory support programme. No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises. Licence agreement.


Maximum 2 at a time per resident, up to 11pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Bury St Edmunds train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 20 minutes walk.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01284 755953 for details.

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