Hostels & Night Shelters

SHBC support the work of The Hope Hub, a registered charity working to help prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath. Based in Camberley, they offer a range of crisis and empowerment services. More:

The following schemes are in surrounding areas and may be able to assist you. As you may need a local connection to secure a place or to be referred by your Council you should call them first or speak to a Housing Options Officer in your local Council Housing Team.

Guildford Area

YMCA - Y Centre
The YMCA has 120 beds available to men or women aged between 18 - 30. Referral is through Guildford Borough Council and room rates vary depending on circumstance. The YMCA is open for telephone enquiries between 8am - 6pm.

YMCA, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey
Tel: 01483 532555

No. 5 Project
The No.5 Project is an emergency accommodation night shelter with beds available for 14 men and 2 women. Residents must be 18 years old or over and eligible for Housing Benefit. Residents are also required to make a contribution of approximately £7.00 per week. This includes breakfast and an evening meal, hot and cold drinks, access to communal facilities, and assistance with securing long-term accommodation. All admission is through the HOST service (Homeless Outreach Support Team) on 01483 303646. We STRONGLY suggest you DO NOT turn up at the door without calling first.

3-5 York Road, Guildford, Surrey
Tel: 01483 303646

Vaughan House
Vaughan House provides accommodation for 18-65 year olds and has 47 beds. The beds are divided into flats - one flat is specifically for women while the others are open to men and women. The accommodation is offered on a short term basis, clients will be re-housed in move-on accommodation after an agreed amount of time and will be assisted in being resettled. Entry into Vaughan House is by referral but self-referral is accepted. Where clients are eligible, Housing Benefit pays the majority of the costs, however clients must make a contribution of approx. £19.48 per week. This includes all food and utilities. Vaughan House is open to receive telephone calls or visitors from 9am-5pm.

5-7 Chertsey Road, Guildford
Tel: 01483 504704

Cyrenians Hostel (Stonham Housing)
Cyrenians offers short term supported housing for men aged 18-65. They have 14 beds which are accessible by referral Guildford Borough Council. Provided that the client is eligible, the placements are funded by Housing Benefit with the client paying a contribution of £8 per week. They will receive telephone enquiries between 9am - 6pm.

18 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey
Tel: 01483 560762

Mulberry House
Mulberry House provides beds for up to 15 women aged 18 - 35 with support needs. The accommodation has shared facilities and is self-catering, and can provide support and assistance with securing further accommodation. Entry is by referral only. The telephone line is open for enquiries between 8am - 11pm.

32 Epsom Road, Guildford, Surrey
Tel: 01483 577375

Woking Area

SCDT provide accommodation throughout Surrey for people who are homeless and/or have support needs. 

The Crescent in Woking run by SCDT provides supported housing for 14 people aged 18-30 years. Training in areas such as literacy, IT and life skills can be provided for residents aged 18-25 through the Life Skills Programme run by Surrey Care Trust with which Surrey Community Development Trust (SCDT) works in partnership. Referrals to the Crescent can be made by Surrey Social Services Teams, Leaving Care Teams, Youth Offending Teams, Borough Councils or clients can self refer.

Pound House provides supported housing for young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless or in imminent danger of being so. Young people must have some degree of living skills and willing to accept the high levels of support offered. Referrals through professional agencies only.

SCDT- 01372 387100
The Crescent, Woking - 01483 750616
Pound House, Woking - 01483 720872

Other Surrey Areas

Equinox- ASFSL
Provides 8 beds for men aged 18 and over who are in rehabilitation for alcohol abuse. Access is by referral by the Community Alcohol Team.

3 Mitcham Park, Mitcham, Surrey
Tel: 0208 646 0975

Your Sanctuary Surrey
Your Sanctuary Surrey provides emergency support and accommodation for women fleeing domestic violence. They have a limited number of beds available for approximately £11 per week, if the resident is in receipt of full benefit.

Tel: 01483 776822 (24 hours)

Leatherhead Night Hostel
Leatherhead Night Hostel provides accommodation for up to eight men and four women, for approximately six weeks. This is a direct access service so clients can present themselves either by telephoning one of the above numbers or dropping in. The hostel also incorporates a drop-in centre called Pit Stop, which operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am - 4pm where clients can receive a cooked meal, snacks, hot and cold drinks and advice.

3 Church Road, Leatherhead, Surrey
01372 363003 (11am-4pm), 01372 376508 (6pm-11pm)

Capital Challenge in Leatherhead run by SCDT is a scheme offering self contained accommodation for single people over 18 years. Referrals through professional agencies only.

Capital Challenge, Leatherhead
Tel: 01293 447702


Basingstoke Churches Housing Trust (May Place)
Provides 20 beds for men and women aged 18 and over. Access by self referral or referral by professional agency.
For those in receipt of Housing Benefit there is a service charge of £34.35 per week. Priority is given to those who have a local connection to Basingstoke & Deane and who have support needs.

May Place House, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Tel: 01256 840110

Winchester Churches' Night Shelter (Jewry St)
Winchester Churches' Night Shelter provides 15 beds for homeless men and women 16+ years old. They also provide support. It operates on a short-term basis with a maximum stay of 28 days. Guests are expected to contribute £2.00- £10.00 a night, depending on age and whether or not there is an entitlement to Housing Benefit. Winchester Churches' Night Shelter will breath test any guests before accepting them.

Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire
Tel: 01962 862 050 (6pm - 10pm)

Life Housing
Life is a support service to pregnant women (aged 16-25), mothers (aged 16-25) of small children up to the age of 5 who are in need of support
Life Houses reflect a typical domestic environment; most houses are small with just 4 or 5 bedrooms. Tenants have their own bedrooms and share communal facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms and lounges. A Support Worker is on site every day to give help to tenants to achieve the goals set out in their Individual Support Plan.
Life Hostels are in Fleet and Farnborough, Hampshire.
Access by self referral or referral by professional agency.

Life Hostel, Farnborough,Hampshire
Tel: 0870 417 7777

Mary Rose Court (Stonham Housing)
Mary Rose Court offers accommodation for people aged 16- 65 with complex support needs. They currently have 19 single rooms and a referral / interview process is currently in place. There is a charge of £12.78 per week if in receipt of full Housing Benefit. Priority is given to those with a local connection to Basingstoke & Deane.

Attwood Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Tel: 01256 472233

Step by Step
Step by Step (Emmaus House) has 11 beds, providing 13 week placements for 16-25 year olds. They are able to provide support and assistance with securing permanent accommodation. Provided that the client is eligible, the placements are funded by Housing Benefit with the client paying a contribution of £18.00 per week (£12.00 of this is a food charge, £6.00 is a residents charge.) There is a waiting list of approximately two weeks but this can vary according to demand.

Where possible, Emmaus House aims to accommodate both men and women. Clients can refer themselves or be referred by another agency. Phones will not be staffed between midnight and 8am. Emmaus House also has one 'night stop' bed for use in emergency situations. The charge for this room is £30.00 per night on a weekday and £37.50 per night on Saturday/Sunday, payable by the client.

8 Arthur Street, Aldershot, Hampshire

Supported Lodgings: 01252 346103
Floating Support: 01252 346104


Crawley Open House (Riverside House)
Crawley Open House has 24 beds and can accommodate men, women, couples and pets. It operates on a short stay basis of around 6 weeks although this can vary according to circumstance. Clients can access this service directly and beds are allocated on a first come first served basis. Clients must be eligible for housing benefit as this will pay the bulk of the rent, residents make a contribution of £3 per night if under 25 and £3.50 per night if over 25. This includes three meals a day and access to a medical centre and day centre. Crawley Open House also offers advice, advocacy and support on a comprehensive range of issues.

Stephensons Way, Three Bridges, Crawley, W.Sussex
Tel: 01293 447702


Foyer Youth Hostel
Foyer Youth Hostel offers emergency and temporary accommodation. They can also offer permanent accommodation. Placement is by referral only from Slough Borough Council and a local connection to the Slough area is required.

52 Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire
Tel: 01753 606799