Cambridgeshire & Peterborough YMCA - The Cresset

Referral address

Hayward House

Referral phone

01733 331756, 01733 269621

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with low to medium support needs. Local connection required

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, Schedule 1 offenders, people with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 42

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency, including Peterborough Housing Needs. Many referrals are from the Nene Project, New Haven, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Time Stop and NASS.

Referral procedure

Write, phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID and background information. May request references. See further information regarding applicants undergoing drug treatment.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 full time, 1 part time support staff available Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, emergency on-call system. Keyworker system, meetings held every six months. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed as required. Provide general advice, help with living skills, support around employment or training and liaison with external welfare agencies.

Rooms and charges

£20.08pw for residents in receipt of full benefit

  • Single: 24
  • Studio: 65
  • Total spaces: 89


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
  • Disabled facilities: 1 flat fully adapted for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents must engage with support offered. Alcohol and smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement or assured shorthold tenancy.


Until 12 midnight, maximum of 2 per resident. Overnight guests allowed 3 nights per week.

Further information

Public transport

Peterborough train and bus stations - 3 miles. Bus 6.

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