Amicus Trust

Referral address

31A Prebend Street
Bedford
MK40 1QN

Referral phone

01234 334600

Referral email

info@amicustrust.org

Website

http://www.amicustrust.org


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people requiring a low-medium level of support. Mixed hostel: aged 16 and over. Men's and women's hostels: aged 16-25. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Bedfordshire.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Individuals with a history of offending behaviour will be risk assessed.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All Amicus Trust projects accept self-referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form completed prior to interview by applicant and referring agency. Carry out some background checks. References taken up.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

30 full and part time staff available daily 8am-10pm, emergency on-call system. Keyworker system, with weekly meetings. Staff provide assistance with completing forms, benefits claims, independent living skills, emotional support and referrals to outside agencies. Specialist education and employment support team.

Rooms and charges

Contact project for details of personal charges.

  • Single: 61
  • Total spaces: 61

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
  • Disabled facilities: 1 wheelchair user can be accommodated in a mixed hostel.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms and garden only. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Generally between 10am-10.30pm. No overnight guests.


Further information

Public transport

Bus and train stations - 20 minutes walk.

Volunteering

Currently have 2 volunteers offering help with admin, outreach support, fundraising etc. Email info@bhlonline.co.uk for further information or phone 01234 334600.

Donations

Food, household goods, money. See website for details.


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