Changing Lives - Shared Housing Scheme

Referral address

The Basement
28 St Mary's
YO30 7DD

Referral phone

01904 526240

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs who have a local connection to York.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of arson.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept agency referrals only. Do not accept self referrals. Many referrals come from Peasholme Resettlement Centre, North Yorkshire Probation Service, Compass, Salvation Army, City of York Council and Single Access Point.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm or write. Application form. Interview. Risk assessment. Require as much relevant background information as possible to accurately assess applicant. Agency usually contacted within 24 hours of interview.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff based off-site visit daily, emergency on-call system. Keywork system (5 residents per worker), up to daily meetings. Action and support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Support broken down into 5 key areas: staying safe; making a positive contribution; economic wellbeing; education, training & employment; accommodation.

Rooms and charges

£14.25pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Single: 19
  • Flat: 1
  • Total spaces: 20


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None currently, although 3 could be adapted to accommodate disabled people.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking in own room only. Assured shorthold tenancy.


Can stay overnight.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

York train station - 10 minutes walk.


Currently have 2 volunteers helping with admin duties, reception, accompanying customers to appointments. Phone 01904 653930 for further information.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Changing Lives - Shared Housing 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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