Havebury Housing Partnership - Tayfen House

Referral address

Tayfen Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1UE

Referral phone

01284 725487

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless individuals aged 18-65. Local connection is not required.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self-referrals for the dormitory as well as any agency referrals including housing teams, probation and police.

Referral procedure

For the main hostel and outlying properties all vacancies are allocated through the Housing Related Support service co-ordinated by Suffolk County Council. Online application is required to be completed.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 18 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hour waking cover, 1 member of staff and on-call external security assistance if required at night. Support worker system, with weekly meetings and live Risk Assessments. Staff offer advice and support around life skills. Residents will be required to engage to make steps towards gaining appropriate level of accommodation, including General Needs and Private Rentals to live independently.

Rooms and charges

Approx £9 per week service charge is not covered by housing benefit. Rates for rooms in the community vary

  • Total spaces: 56


  • Furnishings: All accommodation and communal areas are fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room in main unit is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Disabled access communal toilet
  • Other facilities: Lounge, Kitchen, 2 x Laundry Rooms, 1 x Shower Unit(Dormitory), life-skills room, computer facilities, courtyard.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking not allowed in communal areas. Zero tolerance of violence and drugs. Licence agreement.


Dormitory: No visitors. Main Project and IOM units: Visitors from 9:30am ? 10pm

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Bury St Edmunds train station - 2 minutes walk. Bus station - 5 minutes walk.


Non perishable food, clothes, money. Phone 01284 725487 for details.

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