Bournemouth Churches HA - Melcombe House

Referral address

c/o Housing Advice
Council Offices
North Quay

Referral phone

01305 838416

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs, including substance misuse and ex-offenders. Priority given to people with a local connection to Weymouth& Portland and West Dorset District Council.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from local authority housing advice, The Lantern, drug and alcohol agencies, CMHT, prison, probation and police.

Referral procedure

Application form, completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. May require additional information.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: -
  • Maximum stay: 6 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

7 full time staff, sleep in cover. Compulsory keywork system (5 residents per key worker), fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. 24 hour a day support helpline. Staff provide support with living skills and signposting to other agencies for access to employment and training.

Rooms and charges

£35.03pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 15
  • Total spaces: 15


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, laundry room.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must participate in programme of support. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own room only. Licence agreement.


In communal areas, not during meal times. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Weymouth train station - 1 minute walk.


Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone 01202 410500 or see website for further information.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01305 772277 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Bournemouth Churches HA - Melcombe House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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