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Cambridgeshire Homelessness

Cambridge, CB25
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About us

Cambridgeshire Homelessness has six hostels across the county, covering East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire. We provide intensive housing management, and housing management only services, for adults aged 16 and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

  • Short term supported housing while housing applications are assessed by the local authority
  • Staff on site Monday-Friday
  • Fully furnished bedrooms


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Services are in Ely, and the villages of Burwell, Littleport, Sawston, and Waterbeach. They are each located in residential areas with easy access to local amenities and public transport links.

Type of accommodation

Accommodation type

Five hostels comprising of 32 single-occupancy bedrooms, plus 24 one-bedroom flats and 6 two-bedroom flats in Waterbeach. All rooms are fully furnished.

Shared living spaces

Communal areas

A kitchen, bathroom and garden at all properties, but other facilities vary at each service.

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Safety and security

Staff onsite every weekday and most services have an on-site staff office. CCTV, a secure door access system to ensure residents’ safety and security and an out of hours telephone service should residents require any further support.



We can provide assistive technology for extra safety and reassurance, which can be purchased at additional cost.


Rental agreement type

All accommodation is let on a licence agreement.



Am I eligible?

To be eligible for support from Cambridgeshire Homelessness, applicants must:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Be homeless or at risk of homelessness

How do I apply?

We do not accept self-referrals. If you’re homeless, or at risk of being homeless, contact your local authority - either South Cambridgeshire District Council or East Cambridgeshire District Council. Once a referral is received, staff will complete a pre-interview to assess your suitability. If approved, they will arrange an appointment to see you.

Whilst you are living in temporary accommodation with us, the local authority will assess your homeless application. If you’re found to be homeless and in priority need, it is up to the local authority to find you suitable accommodation.

If you have any questions about the support services we provide, please contact us using the form below, or call 01223 941 596 during office hours. Enquires can also be sent directly to

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