Peabody Trust - Leahurst Hostel

Referral address

Braintree District Council
Causeway House
Bocking End

Referral phone

01376 552 525

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Must be willing to engage with the support service. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Braintree District Council area.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of violence, arson or sex offences.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from local statutory agencies including Social Services, Probation Service and Braintree District Council. Do not accept self referrals and referrals from other agencies.

Referral procedure

Application forms via the Braintree Supported Housing Joint Referral Panel. Interview including needs and stay safe assessments. Require proof of ID and background reports. Allocations committee make final decision.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 full time staff on duty between 8am ? 11pm and a sleep in cover between 11pm ? 8am 365 days per year. Weekly support sessions provided with Achieving Economic Wellbeing, Making A Positive Contribution, Being Healthy, Staying Safe, Enjoying & Achieving.

Rooms and charges

£8.03 pw required from residents in receipt of benefits

  • Bedsit: 10
  • Total spaces: 10


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must engage with support provided. Compulsory residents' meetings. Alcohol and smoking permitted in rooms only. Licence Agreement.


Between 8am-11pm. Can stay overnight, maximum twice weekly.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Braintree train station. Bus 352.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Peabody Trust - Leahurst Hostel 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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