Housing

Direction for Bedfordshire understands how stressful maintaining or finding a home can be if you have a criminal conviction.

If you are homeless or looking for support to find accommodation for yourself or someone you know, we can help you find a place to call home by putting you in touch with advisors and organisations that have the information you need about funding for an affordable home.

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Aldwyck

Aldwyck

0300 500 6262
info@aldwyck.co.uk

Aldwyck supports: People of all ages with physical or learning disabilities, Those with mental health support needs and Homeless single people with support needs.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Amicus Trust

Amicus Trust

​01234 358478
info@amicustrust.org

Amicus Trust believes in ensuring everyone has a life free from homelessness and a place in their community. Amicus Trust provides accommodation for homeless individuals (16-65) in dedicated properties throughout Bedford and Central Bedfordshire.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds

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BBC Housing

BBC Housing

01234 718058
housingadvice@bedford.gov.uk

If you need to find a new home we can give you advice on subjects such as: How to apply for Social Housing, How to find Private Rented housing, How to apply for supported accommodation and Low cost home ownership options.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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BPHA

BPHA

​0330 100 0272
info@bpha.org.uk

​Offers social housing to people that are in need. They offer a house that will meet individual identified criteria and affordability. Support offered around housing benefits.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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CBC Housing

If you need to find a new home we can give you advice on subjects such as: How to apply for Social Housing, How to find Private Rented housing, How to apply for supported accommodation and Low cost home ownership options.

Areas of Operation:
Central Beds

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Emmaus Village Carlton

Emmaus Village Carlton

01234 720826
office@emmausvc.org

A homelessness charity based in North Bedfordshire offering active support to formerly homeless people. We provide what we think of as a real workable alternative to homelessness, offering people a home, as well as meaningful work in our social enterprise.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Keystage Housing

Keystage Housing

03300 945 954
info@keystagehousing.co.uk

To provide leading edge housing solutions, opportunities, and respite, in the southern counties of Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. To offer a safe, high-quality person-centred housing offering that enables recipients to reach their full potential and live fulfilling lives.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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King’s Arms Project

King’s Arms Project

01234 350900
info@kingsarmsproject.org

The King's Arms Project, Bedford believe that there is no such thing as a hopeless case. We refuse to give up on anybody and believe that every homeless person can have a bright future. We deliver services to empower people on their journey out of homelessness. We provide outreach, accommodation and opportunity all specifically developed to help people out of poverty. Offering a Prison Leavers Service, we can provide support to Bedford clients in custody and continue this once an individual is through the gate. We will act as a support and an advocate for clients through meetings such as with probation, the job centre, pathways to recovery and housing.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Langley House Trust

Langley House Trust

01234 345824
bedford@langleyhousetrust.org

Langley House Trust is an innovative Christian charity, providing offender rehabilitation services across England. We support adult male and female offenders and those at risk of offending – enabling them to make positive life changes and live crime-free

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Luton

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LBC Housing

LBC Housing

01582 510370
homelessprevention@luton.gov.uk

If you need to find a new home we can give you advice on subjects such as: How to apply for Social Housing, How to find Private Rented housing, How to apply for supported accommodation and Low cost home ownership options.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Mary Seacole Housing Association

Mary Seacole Housing Association

01582 415651
mail@maryseacoleha.com

The Association provides value for money, quality supported accommodation to young single homeless people, enabling them to develop the skills needed to move from a state of dependence to that of independence.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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NACRO

NACRO

07528 970826
helpline@nacro.org.uk

Nacro is a national social justice charity operating in England and Wales. It is not formally linked with Sacro in Scotland or NIACRO in Northern Ireland. Nacro's services cover education, housing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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National Asylum Seekers

National Asylum Seekers

0808 8000 630

You may be able to get housing and money to support you and your family while you’re waiting to find out if you’ll be given asylum. This also means your children will go to a free state school and you may get free healthcare from the National Health Service (NHS). You can still apply for short-term support if you’ve been refused asylum and are preparing to leave the UK.

Areas of Operation:
National

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NOAH Enterprise

NOAH Enterprise

01582 728416

NOAH Enterprise is a charity which seeks, out of Christian conviction, to help the most disadvantaged in the local community. Particularly, it is concerned with providing a practical, empowering and caring service to people who are homeless.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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One Housing

One Housing

01234 215040
agarner@onehousinggroup.co.uk

One Housing exists to help people to live better. We do this by creating homes for people who struggle to afford a place to live. We provide care and support to thousands of people in the community and we help people to get work and stand on their own two feet. We fund all of this by building and selling homes on the open market

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Penrose

Penrose

01582 343 230
luton@penrose.org.uk

Support commences with a clearly defined referral pathway and continues with self-determined support planning and risk assessing which includes positive risk taking. Resettlement is discussed from the start of intervention as it is the ultimate goal for most. Penrose staff work in partnership with statutory and local community agencies.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Shelter

Shelter

0808 800 4444

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Signposts

Signposts

01582 722629

Signposts have been dedicated to helping the homeless in Luton and Dunstable to start over for more than 25 years. We provide temporary accommodation and support services in preparation for independent living.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Squared

Squared

01582 391053/01582 391053

Squared – formerly Luton Community Housing. Turn to us in Luton for independent living; homes with support; property management; cleaning and gardening and organisational development services.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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StreetLink

StreetLink

0300 500 0914

StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in England or Wales, you can use this website to send an alert to StreetLink. You can also make contact through the 'StreetLink' mobile app which can be found for free on the App Store.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid

0800 012 6867

In general terms all the charity’s activities revolve around helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis. Specifically it deals with all the factors that contribute to crisis – significantly those leading to homelessness.

Areas of Operation:
National

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YMCA Bedfordshire

YMCA Bedfordshire

​01234 307040
hello@ymcabedfordshire.org

Supported housing units. All residents are allocated a Project Worker who helps them work towards goals they set themselves. Residents must be willing to/and actively engage in work, training or employment during their stay. All residents must commit to at least 10hours per week employment, education or training.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Luton

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YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project

YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project

Justine.humphrey@ymcabedfordshire.org

YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project started in June 2018 supporting clients originally in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough with safe secure housing for victims of domestic abuse and, in particular, those with complex needs or BME background.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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YMCA Central

YMCA Central

0845 141007
hello@ymcabedfordshire.org

​The Central Bedfordshire refuges provide 22 self-contained flats across 2 services. In addition to the Support Coordinators and Support Staff we have a Children’s worker and Family Learning Coordinator who provides additional support to all children and service users in the refuge.

Areas of Operation:
Central Beds

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