Grow House

Referral address

36 Rickmansworth Road
Watford
WD18 7HT

Referral phone

01923 256189

Referral email

growhostel@uwclub.net

Website

http://www.growhostel.org.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men aged 25-60. Prioritise men with alcohol and drug addictions. Accept ex-offenders. Priority given to applicants from Watford and Three Rivers areas.

Who we cannot help

We do not operate a blanket ban on those with a history of violence or arson but treat each application on a case by case basis . We are unable to work with those with a history of child abuse due to the high risk posed Those with a history of violence, arson or child abuse.

  • Minimum age accepted: 25
  • Maximum age accepted: 60

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals or referrals from any agency. those from prison and or on probation will have to provide us with a full Oaysis Risk assessment in order that we can action any referrals

Referral procedure

Contact by phone 8am-6pm. Application form completed by potential resident and agency. Interviews GROW will carry out a substance use assessment and a separate housing assessment each lasting from 1hour to 90minutes

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

6 full time and 2 part time staff, plus volunteers, 24 hour cover. Residents meet with a member of staff at least weekly for advice and support around benefits, employment and move-on options. Residents have action plans with agreed outcomes. Weekly workshops and therapeutic classes. Refer residents to the local drug and alcohol unit if necessary.

Rooms and charges

£29.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 13
  • Shared 4
  • Total spaces: 21

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: buildings are not wheel chair accessible, There are no resident ground floor bedrooms.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer, counselling rooms, garden, activities room .

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory engagement with service No alcohol or drugs allowed on the premises. Smoking in garden only. Licence agreement.

Visitors

In lounge and garden only. No overnight guests. visiting hours between 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Watford Junction station - 20 minutes walk.

Donations

Clean mens clothing , food donations ( but not cooked ) money see attached leaflet - www.justgiving.com.grw ( make cheques payable to GROW )


Is this page accurate?

If you work for Grow House 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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