Croydon Association for Young Single Homeless (CAYSH)

Referral address

Drop in Zone
Croydon Turnaround Centre, 51/55 South End
Greater London

Referral phone

020 8760 5530

Referral email


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

Referral agencies

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).

Referral procedure

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: 3-6 Months
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

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

  • Single: 150
  • Total spaces: 150


  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Office: Thornton Heath train station - 15 mins walk.


Accept volunteers. Phone project on 020 8667 0500 or email for further information.


Phone project on 020 8667 0500 or email 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. 

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