The Cambridge Housing Society - Ely Young Peoples Service: Wheatsheaf Close
1 Wheatsheaf Close
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Priority may be given to applicants with a local connection to East Cambridgeshire District.
Who we cannot help
People with high support needs which cannot be met by the project.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 25
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from East Cambridge District Council, Social Services Sixteen Plus Team and Youth Service.
Write, phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-11.30pm, Sat & Sun 4.30pm-11.30pm. Application form. Interview. Allocation panel determine whether applicant accepted and their priority for moving in. May request additional background information.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: None
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
6 Staff sleep-in cover except Sat & Sun 8.45am-4.30pm when emergency on-call system in operation. Individual support plans and objectives, preparing for living independently. Staff offer support in relation to domestic tasks, budgeting, practical skills, relationships, substance misuse issues, healthy living and employment and education.
Rooms and charges
£10.41 pw required from residents receiving benefits.
- Single: 15
- Total spaces: 15
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins, fridge/freezer.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Laundry, kitchens, lounge, pool table, TV and console games, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Residents required to engage with support service. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own room and garden only. Licence agreement.
3 per resident up to 11.30pm. 1 overnight guest up to 3 nights per week.
Ely train and bus stations - 10 minutes walk.
Would welcome volunteers who could offer leisure and life skills sessions eg in art, sports, gardening, bike maintenance, cooking, IT. Phone 01353 663999 for further information.
Food, toiletries, household goods. Phone 01353 663999 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for The Cambridge Housing Society - Ely Young Peoples Service: Wheatsheaf Close 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.