Depaul UK - The Crashpad

Referral address

c/o LB Brent START Plus Team
7th Floor, Mahatma Gandhi House
34 Wembley Hill Road

Referral phone

020 8937 2573

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young people aged 16 and 17 who are in housing crisis and have complex needs. Must have a 1 year local connection to LB Brent.

Who we cannot help


  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 17

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from LB Brent START Plus.

Referral procedure

Application form completed by referring agency and applicant. Interview. Must have proof of ID, eg birth certificate, passport, and proof of benefits. Also require risk assessment.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 8 weeks

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 full time member of staff and 1 volunteer based on-site, 24 hour waking cover (by staff supporting residents in the main hostel, which houses the Crashpad). Compulsory keywork system with at least weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes reviewed monthly. Staff provide support around independent living skills, resettlement, family mediation and employment and training.

Rooms and charges

£10.80pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 3
  • Total spaces: 3


  • Furnishings: Rooms partly furnished, with fridges.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol or smoking allowed on premises. Compulsory keywork meetings, residents' meetings and support plans. Licence agreement.


Between 8am-11pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Willesden Green tube - 5 mins walk.


Food, household goods. Phone 020 7939 1220 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Depaul UK - The Crashpad 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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