Referral address

Gateway Manager
Essex County Council

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

16/17 year olds, up to 21 LACT and 10% up to age 24 with additional needs.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Gateway, Essex County Council.

Referral procedure

Referral through the Gateway Hub.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 18 months.

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time or equivalent staff, based at main office, visit residents at least weekly, emergency on-call system. key worker system (11/12 residents per key worker), with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed 6 weekly. Staff provide support around independent living skills, education and resettlement.

Rooms and charges

£9.00-£16.00pw required from residents receiving benefits

  • 26
  • Total spaces: 26


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking in own rooms only. Must engage with support offered and attend residents' meetings. Licence agreement.


Overnight guests allowed. Need to know about visitors for health and safety reasons.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Varies according to property area


Food, household goods, clothing welcomed.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for NACRO - EYYP North 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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