Orwell HA - Christchurch House

Referral address

HRS (Housing Related Services)
Adult and Community Services
Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House
Russell Road, Ipswich

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Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people aged 16-21 with Med support needs around independent living.

Who we cannot help

People with high support needs that cannot be met by the project.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 21

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals come via Suffolk Co-ordination Service.

Referral procedure

Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID and references. Will require background reports where necessary.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 0
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

6 part time staff, available daily 8.30 am-9pm, waking night cover (emergency on-call system if staff are off site). Keywork system (a number of residents per key worker) with monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff offer help with independent living skills, budgeting, emotional well being, safety and security, employment and training, and liaison with external agencies.

Rooms and charges

£8.65 p/w required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 29
  • Ensuite 'move on' rooms 8
  • Total spaces: 37


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

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents must engage with keywork. No smoking or alcohol allowed in communal areas. Licence agreement.


Maximum of 2 per resident between 9am-11pm. 2 night allowance of an overnight guest- pre-agreed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Ipswich Town Centre


FIND food parcels Ropes Trust for grants We accept utensil items as donations, not clothes. Contact 01473 228788 for further information

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Orwell HA - Christchurch House 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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