NACRO - BASS (Bail Accommodation and Support Service)

Referral address

Nacro BASS

Referral phone

0300 555 0264 or 07423 434032

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

BASS provides housing and support in the community to people who do not have a suitable address during the period of their Bail Order, Home Detention Curfew (HDC), Intensive Community Order Residence Requirement (ICO) or general supervised licence.

Who we cannot help

All referrals are considered on a case-by-case basis using BASS eligibility and suitability criteria. Each applicant is assessed to determine whether Nacro BASS can effectively manage the risks, and provide adequate support for health needs identified in the referral.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 99

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Can be referred by prisons, NPS and CRCs

Referral procedure

Target response timescales from BASS, based on a completed referral being received by 4pm, are: Court bail – 1 hour Prison bail – 1 day HDC / general licence – 3 days Emergency recall prevention – 1 hour

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 1-3 Months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

BASS Support Officers undertake weekly visits to BASS properties to provide floating support and monitor adherence to bail conditions and licence requirements. Support includes help to find stable accommodation to move onto after Nacro BASS, claiming benefits, budgeting, personal organisation, managing accommodation licence agreements, and accessing services in the community e.g. substance misuse and health services. We do not provide specialist services such as counselling, other professional mental health support, legal representation or personal care.

Rooms and charges

  • Total spaces: 550


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  • Disabled facilities: No adapted properties currently

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Varies by property

Is this page accurate?

If you work for NACRO - BASS (Bail Accommodation and Support 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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