Amber Foundation - Bythesea Lodge

Referral address

Bythesea Road
BA14 8HR

Referral phone

01225 759900

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless and unemployed young people aged 17-30 who "want to make a change in their life". Priority is given to those with a local connection to Wiltshire.

Who we cannot help

Sex offenders, arsonists and those with a history of extreme violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 17
  • Maximum age accepted: 30

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm. Application form. Interview. Require ID. Require additional information as appropriate, eg details of any mental health assessments and probation orders.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

8 full time and 10 part time staff plus volunteers, available Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-11pm, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (10 residents per worker), daily meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Help with education, living skills and confidence building. Daily programme of support to help residents develop the skills needed "to acquire work and keep it".

Rooms and charges

£36-£46pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • 2 bed: 15
  • Total spaces: 30


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with ensuite facilities.
  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory programme of support. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in outside shelter only. Licence agreement.


By prior arrangement in communal areas only. No overnight guests.

Further information

Public transport

Trowbridge train station - 3 minutes walk. Bus 49.


Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone Barbara Bewley on 01225 759900 for further information.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01225 759900 for details.

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