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HPCHA - Martin House

Referral address

23-25 Upper Lattimore Road
St Albans


01727 851501




Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless men over 25 with housing-related support needs. Local connection to Hertfordshire taken into consideration.

Will not accept

Schedule 1 offenders including arsonists, sex offenders and people with a recent conviction for violence.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency. Accept referrals from prison if can interview face to face and release date is within 3 months.

Referral procedure

Agency referrals only. Phone or email for referral form and disclosure of information consent form, to be completed by referring agency and applicant.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Maximum2 years
Average2 years

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

24 hour staffing, waking night cover. Linkwork system with regular meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed as required. Staff help residents develop independent living skills. Close links with other agencies including CRI, CMHT, probation, St Albans District Council and Oaklands College.

Health services

On-site sessions can be arranged with CRI specialists.

Access to move-on

Staff provide advice on move-on options and help with applications.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Single: 14
2 bed: 3
A weekly charge to claimants is required

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished, with fridge.
Other facilitiesLounge with pool table, PC with internet, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilitiesNone.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in single rooms and garden only. No alcohol in communal areas. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.


10am-10pm, must be over 18. No overnight guests.

User participation

Regular residents' meetings. Residents involved in staff recruitment.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Food, bedding, towels, money. Phone project for details.

Further information ^ back to top


Hightown Praetorian Churches Housing Association.

Public transport

St Albans City train station - 5 minutes walk.

Update Information ^ back to top

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