Catalyst - Artisan Crescent, St Albans

Referral address

66 Artisan Crescent
St Albans

Referral phone

01582 869 320

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young people at risk aged 16-25 with support needs. Can also accommodate 1 single parent with children under 12 months old. Must have a local connection to the area.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 23

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone, call in Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm or write. Application form completed by referral agency and applicant prior to interview. Require proof of ID, eg passport, driving licence, birth certificate, and supporting information. Applicants must be on the Housing Register at St Albans District Council.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 18 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 part time staff on-site, on-call out of hours cover. Keywork system, minimum monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support around independent living skills, budgeting, benefits, access to education, training and employment, and tenancy management.

Rooms and charges

£4.37pw approx required from residents receiving benefits. Residents pay for their own gas and electricity via card meter.

  • Bedsit: 6
  • Flat: 2
  • Total spaces: 8


  • Furnishings: Rooms partly furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Laundry, lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must participate in programme of support. No smoking allowed on premises. Assured shorthold tenancy.


Until 11pm. Overnight guests maximum 3 nights per week with staff permission.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

City centre - 15 mins walk. St Albans train station - 20 mins walk. Buses - 5 mins walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Catalyst - Artisan Crescent, St Albans 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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