Spitalfields Crypt Trust - Acorn House

Referral address

116-118 Shoreditch High Street
Greater London
E1 6JN

Referral phone

020 7613 3055

Referral email




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.

  • Minimum age accepted: 25
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Can accept referrals direct from prison.

Referral procedure

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: 1-3 Months
  • Maximum stay: 6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

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

  • Single: 16
  • Total spaces: 16


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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

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.

Is this page accurate?

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