Richmondshire DC - George Nickling House

Referral address

Richmondshire DC
Community Services (Housing)
Mercury House, Station Road
DL10 4JX

Referral phone

01748 829100

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Households who are accepted as priority homeless and have been successfully referred to the Homeless Person Unit by a member of Richmondshire District Council's Housing Team.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders and those with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Richmondshire DC Housing Team who make a case on behalf of the applicants. Do not accept self referrals or referrals from any other agency.

Referral procedure

Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID and additional supporting information to assess whether household is priority homeless.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Daily visiting support from staff based off-site, emergency on-call system. Nature and intensity of support is assessed by homeless warden. Includes help with life skills, budgeting, benefits and parenting skills. Link in with specialist support agencies where appropriate, eg Sure Start, and drug and alcohol agencies.

Rooms and charges

£14pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 14
  • Total spaces: 14


  • Furnishings: Units fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: One room is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Written house rules. No alcohol allowed in communal areas. No smoking on or within sight of the premises. Licence agreement.


Between 7am-11pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Richmondshire DC - George Nickling 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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