day centres and hostels
If you want to stay in this project you cannot apply directly yourself. Look in How to get in below for more information.
HPCHA - Martin House
23-25 Upper Lattimore Road
Who the project is for ^ back to top
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
Accept referrals from any agency. Accept referrals from prison if can interview face to face and release date is within 3 months.
Agency referrals only. Phone or email for referral form and disclosure of information consent form, to be completed by referring agency and applicant.
Operate waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
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.
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
2 bed: 3
£13.57pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with fridge.|
|Other facilities||Lounge with pool table, PC with internet, garden.|
|Food||Breakfast provided, self catering for other meals.|
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.
Own key, no access restrictions.
10am-10pm, must be over 18. No overnight guests.
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.
St Albans City train station - 5 minutes walk.