Westward Housing Group - Bethany House (Exeter)

Referral address

Bethany House
St Sidwells Avenue

Referral phone

01392 217311

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single vulnerable homeless women, aged 16-18 or Care Leavers up to the age of 25.

Who we cannot help

Those with a history of arson. Those with current drug or other substance misuse problems. Those who are persistently violent to others or themselves. Women who are pregnant.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from agencies including Community Housing Aid, Youth Enquiry Service (Young Devon), Careers Southwest, Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council, Children and Young People Service, Mental Health Teams and Youth Offending Service.

Referral procedure

Phone for further information Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Referrer must complete Hub Referral Form. These are presented fortnightly at the Homeless Prevention Panel in Exeter.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, sleep-in cover. Support worker system, weekly meetings. Support plan drawn up between each resident, support worker and referral agency. Staff provide help with life skills, including help with budgeting, cooking, home management, finding education, training or meaningful occupation and developing social skills.

Rooms and charges

£6.16 required from residents.

  • Single: 10
  • Flat: 3
  • Total spaces: 13


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, ensuite.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer, internet access, laundry, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Licence agreement. Must meet regularly with support worker. No smoking or alcohol in communal areas.


Female: 9am-10pm, may stay overnight with permission. Male: 2 named male guests, between 9am-10pm (only 1 male to visit at a time). No males overnight..

User participation


Further information

Public transport

St James train station. Bus stations - 5 and 10 minutes walk.


Currently have no volunteers, but opportunities are advertised on the Westward website www.westwardhousing.org.uk


Food, toiletries, basic kitchen equipment etc. Phone project for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Westward Housing Group - Bethany House (Exeter) 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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