Bournemouth Churches HA -Waverley House

Referral address

1 Newborough Road
BH21 1RA

Referral phone

01202 849597

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 18-21, comprising 4 x with high support needs, 4 x medium support needs, can include care leavers. Priority to applicants with a local connection to East Dorset. Applicants must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

Who we cannot help

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 East Dorset Housing Association, Leaving Care Teams, 16+ teams, Purbeck District Council, North Dorset District Council and Social Services,

Referral procedure

Housing options meeting held at East Dorset Housing. Require proof of ID and background information (including proof of estrangement if applicant aged under 18).

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 6 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

No staff on site. Each resident allocated a support worker, 24 hour access to i-Support using equipment in room. Compulsory workshop system. Staff offer support with social and life skills, independent living, obtaining benefits, gaining employment and realising training opportunities.

Rooms and charges

£12.51pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 8
  • Total spaces: 8


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

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents must engage with support. No alcohol allowed. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.


Between 10am-11pm. No visitors aged below 16 allowed. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Poole train station - 7 miles. Buses 3, 13 - 2 mins walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Bournemouth Churches HA -Waverley 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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