Catalyst - Hertsmere Lots Scheme

Referral address

c/o Homeless Persons Unit
Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices, Elstree Way

Referral phone

0208 2077569

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 with low support needs who are homeless or in housing need. Also accept young pregnant women and single parents with children. Must have a local connection to Hertsmere Borough Council area.

Who we cannot help

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

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Hertsmere Borough Council Homeless Persons Unit.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Thurs 9am-5.15pm, Fri 9am-5pm for appointment to fill in application form. Interview. Need proof of income,ID, eg passport, driving licence, birth certificate.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 staff visit residents daily-weekly, emergency repair on-call system. Key work system (6 residents per key worker), meetings at least monthly. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed at least monthly. Staff provide support around tenancy management, budgeting, benefits, cooking, health and safety, and access to education, training and employment.

Rooms and charges

£0 for parental units. £21.56pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Total spaces: 12


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No smoking. Licence agreement or assured short-hold tenancy.


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

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Borehamwood train station - 3 minutes walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Catalyst - Hertsmere Lots Scheme 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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