Spitalfields Crypt Trust - Acorn House
116-118 Shoreditch High Street
020 7613 3055
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless men aged 25+ with alcohol or drug problems, including rough sleepers and those with low-medium mental health support needs. No local connection required. Must be prepared to address their addiction in an abstinence-based rehabilitation setting. Must be eligible to Housing Benefit.
Who we cannot help
Arsonists. Those who do not want to stop drinking or misusing drugs.
- Minimum age accepted: 25
- Maximum age accepted: 65
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Can accept referrals direct from prison.
Phone daily 9am-10pm or write, email or download form. Agencies must fill out a referral form. Self referrals can ask for help with filling out the application form and interview will be arranged at a later date. If no current vacancies, will be placed on a waiting list. Maximum number on the waiting list is six. Must be entitled to benefits.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 3 months
- Maximum stay: 1 year
Support and accommodation
8 support staff, 3 counselors, 24 hour sleep-in cover. Project offers a rehabilitation programme in an alcohol and drug free environment. Keywork system (4 residents per worker) with weekly keywork and counseling meetings. Needs and risk assessments. Action plans reviewed three monthly. Residents expected to attend training and development centre to help with rehabilitation process, including counselling, life and social skills training, gardening project, DIY, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.
Rooms and charges
£38.44pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 16
- Total spaces: 16
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounges, quiet room, computer room, snooker room, smoking area.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Must attend residents' meetings and take part in rehabilitation programme. No alcohol or drug use at or away from the project. Smoking in designated area only. Excluded licence agreement. Regular drug and alcohol test.
By arrangement outside programme hours and in communal areas only. No overnight guests.
Old Street or Liverpool Street tubes - 10 minutes walk. Buses 26, 48, 55, 149, 242.
Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 020 7613 5722 for details.
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