Croydon Association for Young Single Homeless (CAYSH)
Drop in Zone
51-55 South End
020 8760 5530
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-21, including those with low to medium support needs around independent living skills. Must have a Croydon connection (eg born, lived or been at school in the borough, family or relatives living there).
Who we cannot help
Young people with dependents. Those with a conviction for serious violence, sexual offences or arson. Those with "an active criminal lifestyle". Those with drug or alcohol dependencies.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 21
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from any agency via Drop In Zone (details above). Most referrals come from Croydon agencies, including YMCA Croydon and CHAS. Also accept referrals from prison via YOT worker (phone: 020 8404 5834).
Applicants should check website to ensure Drop In Zone is open before calling in to arrange an appointment. Application form. Initial housing advice interview. Further interview if criteria met. May require background information.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 6 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
Staff visit projects a minimum of 2-3 times a week. Care plan, support plan, and keyworking sessions at least monthly. Staff act as advocates, provide informal counselling and help residents access specialist services. Residents expected to participate in planned programme of activities and may move from shared housing to the more independent bedsits and flats.
Rooms and charges
£5.95-£18.59pw required from residents receiving benefits.
- Single: 118
- Total spaces: 118
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Some houses have lounges and gardens.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Assured shorthold tenancy.
Must be accompanied at all times. Can stay overnight with staff permission.
Office: Thornton Heath train station - 15 mins walk.
Accept volunteers. Phone project on 020 8667 0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Phone project on 020 8667 0500 or email email@example.com for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Croydon Association for Young Single Homeless (CAYSH) 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.