175 Magdalen Street
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Homeless people. No local connection required. Must be able to claim housing benefit and be prepared to work 40 hours a week on a voluntary basis in return for personal allowance.
Who we cannot help
Arsonists, sex offenders, and people with a significant history of violence or serious alcohol, drug or mental health problems.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or email email@example.com for application form. encourage informal discussions prior to interview. Probationary period of 4 weeks.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: None
- Maximum stay: None
Support and accommodation
Manager lives off-site. Staff available Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. On-call system outside office hours, on-site support from 'responsible companions'. Use Outcomes Star system. Staff meet regularly with 'companions' to discuss individual support needs.
Rooms and charges
There is no charge to residents for the accommodation.
- Bedsit: 26
- Total spaces: 26
- Furnishings: All rooms fully furnished
- Food: %author:field_hostels_food
- Disabled facilities: Can accommodate one wheelchair user.
- Other facilities: Lounge, TV, computer facilities, pool table, laundry, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Until 10pm. Occasional overnight stays may be permitted by prior arrangement.
Colchester Town train station - 5 mins walk Colchester Bus Station 7 mins walk.
Opportunities for up to 25 volunteers. Help with shops, warehouses and Community House. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01206 541616 for further information.
Items to sell in shops. Email email@example.com or phone 01206 768887 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Emmaus Colchester 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.