Cambridge Housing Society - Railway House

Referral address

128 Mill Road

Referral phone

01223 578603

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-21 with low to medium support needs around independent living. No local connection required. Applicants must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 21

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Centre 33 and 18 plus.

Referral procedure

Write, phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form. Interview. Risk assessment. Require proof of income or eligibility for housing benefit. All applications considered by Cambridge Joint Allocations Panel.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4 full time staff, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (4 residents per keyworker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff offer emotional support, help with career choices and training, advice on budgeting and other practical living skills. Links with other agencies.

Rooms and charges

£10.53 per week required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 12
  • Total spaces: 12


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

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

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


Overnight guests allowed up to three nights per week.

Further information

Public transport

Cambridge train station - 10 minutes walk.

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