Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust

Referral address

c/o LB Lewisham SHIP Team
Lawrence House, Brownhill Road

Referral phone

020 8314 3020, 020 8314 3898

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless women aged 16-25. Priority to those with a Lewisham connection.

Who we cannot help

Women with a history of arson, violence or sexual offences. Women with drug or alcohol problems. Those with high mental health support needs.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals only by LB Lewisham's SHIP Team.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm to check vacancies. Application form completed by referral agency and prospective resident. Interview. Require social reports and written report from referral agency.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

6 full time, 7 part time staff, 24 hour cover. key worker system with monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Provide advice on benefits, housing, education and training. Staff run classes in computer skills, English and art. In-house counselling service.

Rooms and charges

£10pw approx required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 27
  • Total spaces: 27


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 downstairs room available for people with limited mobility, not fully adapted.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, games room, computer room, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises. Must attend residents' meetings. Licence agreement.


In communal areas 4pm-9.45pm weekdays, 12 noon-9.45pm weekends. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Lewisham, Brockley, St Johns train stations - 10 mins walk. Buses 21, 36, 122, 171, 484.


Currently have 2-3 volunteers, help with running educational courses, front office admin. Email or phone 020 8691 5911 for further information.


Food, clothes, bedding, household goods, IT equipment, TVs. Email or phone 020 8691 5911 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust 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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