Durham Action on Single Housing

Referral address

Harry Mears House
25 Dragonville
Sherburn Road

Referral phone

0191 384 5155

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single men and women aged between 16 - 65 who are homeless or about to become homeless. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 64

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals or referrals from any agency. Will accept referrals direct from prison and can arrange telephone interviews (face to face interview may still be required).

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm for an application form, or download from website, which must be completed before interview. May require some background information eg probation or psychiatric reports. Assessment of priority need when vacancy arises.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 28 days
  • Maximum stay: -

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hour staff cover in Women's Complex Needs accommodation, specialist complex needs worker complements existing staff at the Vulnerable Women's Project. Medium term houses staffed Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 8am-11am with emergency on-call system. Keywork system, with weekly meetings. Staff provide help with housing applications, benefits, social skills and living skills, including cooking and budgeting. Staff work with specialist drug, alcohol and mental health workers where appropriate.

Rooms and charges

£12-£23pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Total spaces: 23


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 flat is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden or yard in some shared houses.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must attend keywork meetings. Smoking in own room only. Alcohol may be allowed in own room depending on property. Assured shorthold tenancy or licence agreement.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Train and bus station - 30 minutes walk.


Currently have 2 volunteers. Email george.coglan@dashorg.co.uk for further information.


Harvest festival goods, furniture. Email george.coglan@dashorg.co.uk for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Durham Action on Single Housing 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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