SPEAR - Merton Young People's Project
8 Wilton Road
020 8543 3677
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-24. Must have a 6 month local connection to LB Merton.
Who we cannot help
People with a history of violent crime. Those with severe drug or alcohol problems. People on conditional bail.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 24
How to get a referral
Vacancies are reserved for Merton Housing Advice for the first 48 hours of a vacancy arising, if vacancy is not filled accept self and referrals from any agency within Merton. 70% of referrals come from Merton HPU.
Phone 24 hours. If applicant meets criteria and there is a vacancy, interview arranged, usually same day. If successful, move in immediately. Must have proof of ID eg passport. May require list of previous convictions.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 4 nights
- Maximum stay: 12 weeks
Support and accommodation
4 staff available Mon-Thurs 7am-12 midnight, Fri 7am-12.30am, Sat 8am-12.30am, Sun 8am-12 midnight, sleep-in cover. Keywork system, with compulsory weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes which are addressed in keywork sessions. Offer advice on benefits and housing, and can offer emotional support if required.
Rooms and charges
£7.30pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Shared: 16
- Total spaces: 16
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, computer facilities with internet access, laundry, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Compulsory keywork meetings. Smoking not allowed. Licence agreement.
Restricted to ground floor only, 6pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 12 noon-10pm weekends. No overnight guests.
Colliers Wood tube - 5 minutes walk. Buses 55, 57, 155, 200, 219.
Food, money. Phone 020 8543 3677 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for SPEAR - Merton Young People's Project 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.