Jimmy's Cambridge - Controlled Drinkers' Service

Referral address

451 Newmarket Road

Referral phone

01223 365825

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single people with alcohol issues and agreed recovery treatment plan. Must have a local connection to the area. Can accept people with dogs.

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 referrals from any agency. All referrals via allocations and resettlement meeting.

Referral procedure

Phone 9am-5pm. Interview and regular visits prior to uptake of accommodation. Need NI number for housing benefits claim.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Full time staff on-site 7am-11pm, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (2 residents per worker), keywork meetings at least every 2 weeks. Staff provide support to minimise harm caused by drinking and provide help with controlling drinking towards recovery, signposting to treatment providers, money management, life skills.

Rooms and charges

£30pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsit: 6
  • Total spaces: 6


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking only allowed in own rooms and garden. Licence agreement.


Between 9am-6pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Buses stop directly outside project.


Email: ros@jimmyscambridge.org.uk Telephone: 01223 576085


Email: sara@jimmyscambridge.org.uk Telephone: 01223 576085

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Jimmy's Cambridge - Controlled Drinkers' Service 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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