Cambridge Cyrenians - Short Stay Accommodation
4 Short Street
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people. Must have a local connection to Cambridge City. Can accept one resident with a dog.
Who we cannot help
No automatic exclusions.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept referrals via Street Outreach Team and other local agencies such as Social Services and Probation. Do not accept self referrals. There is a very clear accommodation pathway within Cambridge and first port of call for any referrals is through Cambridge City Council.
Local connection policy is in operation within the City, as well as an agreed pathways for housing routes, initial priority given to those clients housed within Jimmy?s an exception request must be submitted to the City for applicants wishing to apply for housing outside of the agreed pathway. Referrals only accepted via Inform.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 month
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
1 full time staff and 4 full time volunteers manage 2 hostels. Volunteers provide some support in the mornings and early evenings as well as sleep-in cover and staff are available for emergency on-call outside office hours. Monday-Friday staff provide basic support, including help with completing forms and cooking and will refer to external drug, alcohol and mental health services if needed. Staff meets with residents regularly and they must agree to meet up with our Meaningful Activity Coordinator to look at training and volunteering.
Rooms and charges
Rent £38.30. Rents are reviewed each April.
- Single: 16
- Total spaces: 16
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, garden, computer, laundry facilities.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in garden only. Licence agreement.
No overnight guests and no under 18?s.
Depending on the property, bus stops are within 100 yards from the front door, all houses are within easy reach of local shops and medical facilities.
Currently have 6 residential and 5 befrienders. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Food, clothes, household goods, money. Email email@example.com for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Cambridge Cyrenians - Short Stay Accommodation 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.