Chess Homeless

Referral address

200 New London Road

Referral phone

01245 281104

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless. Prefer applicants to have a local connection to Chelmsford/Essex generally and to those beyond.

Who we cannot help

History of arson or sex offence.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Complete the referral form on our website following 'Apply for a Bedspace'.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Maximum stay: 1-3 Months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Shelter is staffed 24/7 (although 11pm - 7am is sleep-in cover for emergenices only). Staff provide advice, help with benefits, signpost to external agencies, accompany to appointments and provide individual support including regular key work sessions as appropriate.

Rooms and charges

  • Single: 5
  • Single Disability Room 1
  • Total spaces: 6


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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room is adapted for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Chelmsford train and bus stations - 10 minutes walk.


By contacting us at and registering their interest. They will then be invited for an interview to discuss the available roles and if they would like to proceed we will request a DBS check and invite them for an Induction.


A variety if clothes, food and furniture donations are accepted as well as monetary donations. Details of donations required can be found on our website as well as our social media pages.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Chess Homeless 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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