Peabody Trust - Bernard Brett House

Referral address

34 Walsingham Road

Referral phone

01206 369156

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people aged 16-25 who are vulnerable, including care leavers and ex-offenders. Applicants must have a local connection to Colchester.

Who we cannot help

People whose support needs cannot be met by the project.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from named agencies via Colchester Joint Referral Panel which is made up of local agencies working with vulnerable young homeless people.

Referral procedure

Application form completed by applicant and referral agency. Interview. Require proof of ID and background information, including risk assessments.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff available daily 8am-11pm, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (4 residents per key worker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff offer help with benefits and budgeting, life skills, job searching, training and social skills and accessing specialist welfare services.

Rooms and charges

£13.39pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsit: 19
  • emergency crash pad: 1
  • Total spaces: 20


  • Furnishings: Rooms furnished with kitchen area, bed, wardrobe. Share bathrooms
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Training room, support room.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol (not spirits) allowed in own rooms only. Smoking in own rooms only. Assured shorthold tenancy.


Between 8am-11pm. Overnight guests with staff permission.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Colchester train station - 3 minutes walk. Colchester bus station - 5 minutes walk.


Food, clothes, towels, bedding, household goods, money - phone 01206 369156 for further information.

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