Catalyst Night Shelter

Referral address

Sennen Cottage
Ockendon Road
RM14 2DN

Referral phone

07894 448729, 07527 192161

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless people with a connection to LB Havering. Can accept couples, must sleep separately.

Who we cannot help

Sex offenders, arsonists, people with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: -

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Will accept referrals from prison and probation.

Referral procedure

Please do not visit project you need to call 0752 7192 161 to arrange a meeting and fill in application forms. Require details of any police records. Sennen Cottage won the excellent award for The Housing Justice Quality Mark.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 3 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4-6 volunteers on site each night. Keywork sessions. Provide help with benefits, housing advice, budgeting, jobs. Referrals to specialist agencies.

Rooms and charges

There is no charge for the accommodation.

  • Dormitory: 1
  • Total spaces: 20


  • Furnishings: Sleeping bags/mats.
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  • Disabled facilities: Some locations have accessible toilets and ramps.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No drugs or alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in designated areas only.


Allowed with prior approval of team leader, must leave by 10.15pm.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Office - Romford train station. Buses to Romford Market.


Currently have 70 volunteers, help with admin , befriending, art classes, sport, cycling, writing CVs. Phone 07894 448729 for further information.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 07894 448729 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Catalyst Night Shelter 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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