day centres and hostels
Salvation Army - William Booth Centre
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless men aged 21-60 who are vulnerable and in need of support.
Will not accept
Some men with convictions for arson.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Call Homeless Single Point of Access on 0345 602 0540 or call the centre directly.
No waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
18 full time support staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keyworker system (6 residents per worker), with bi-weekly meetings and support plan reviews. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed as necessary. Provide advice and help with independent living skills, training, education and employment.
NHS Primary Care Trust team situated in the basement, offering health provision to vulnerable people across the city. Weekly optician sessions offering free eye tests and eye care.
Access to move-on
Staff provide housing advice and help with applications and viewing properties. Offer furniture packs.
Accommodation ^ back to top
£19.67-£34.89pw required from residents receiving benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with ensuite facilities.|
|Other facilities||11 cluster lounges/kitchen facilities. Computer facilities. Cardiovascular centre.|
|Food||Breakfast and evening meal for residents in single rooms. Self catering in flats and bedsits.|
|Disabled facilities||Can accommodate 6 wheelchair users. Grab rails. 5 rooms with vibrating alarms for hearing impaired.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Must attend residents' meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement (single rooms) or assured tenancy.
Entryphone, no access restrictions.
Between 9am-9pm. Overnight guests in flats/bedsits only.
Monthly cluster meetings for residents on each floor. Residents involved in health and safety action group.
Further information ^ back to top
Birmingham New Street train station - 10 minutes walk, Snow Hill station - 5 minutes walk.