Hostels & Emergency Accommodation

Accommodation Options

1.  Emergency homeless hostels 

There are two homeless hostels in Worcester; St. Paul's Hostel and the YMCA, each offer accommodation as well as other various homeless services.


 Service they provide

St Paul's


St. Paul's Hostel is a direct access hostel, meaning that if they have vacancies and you are successfully referred either by the Council, or by a self-referral, they will offer you a room. St Paul's exists to provide accommodation and support to single homeless people within Worcester City and around the county. As well as the main 46 bed hostel it also operates a 'dry' house, a substance misuse service for street drinkers, rough sleeper outreach, resettlement services and a 'gateway' service known as Worcestershire LinkUp.

  • St Pauls Hostel - Website
  • St Pauls Phone - 01905 723729


YMCA Worcester is a registered independent charity providing Foyer and hostel accommodation for 74 single residents who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Qualified staff support residents by providing a safe and secure environment, help them to address their personal issues and encourage them to develop and build their own positive future. Our support services for residents embed positive behaviour, promote motivation, raise horizons, set targets to achieve goals, encourage contribution and personal

The YMCA operates an appointment system for interviews (Mondays to Thursdays),you will need to have an interview before you are accepted for accommodation.

  • Worcester YMCA - Website
  • Worcester YMCA - Phone 01905 423197 

2. Homelessness and Rough Sleeping


Service they provide

County Community Projects ( CCP)

CCP are a county wide service that works with single and childless couples who are at  risk of becoming homeless. They have an office based in central Worcester that can provide specialist advice and support.

CCP can work with people who are in danger of losing their home or who wish to be supported to gain long term accommodation. If you would like to receive support from CCP then please contact the housing options team who will be able to make a referral on your behalf.

   Street Link

StreetLink is a new public service for reporting rough sleeping and aims to connect Rough Sleepers to local services.


 3. Supported accommodation for 16-25 year olds


Service they provide

b) Bath Road Project

Bath Road Project consists of 12 one bed flats exclusively for young people aged 16-24, Flats are self-contained so you would have your own bathroom and kitchen.

This is a good "move on" option for those that have some independent living skills. This accommodation is still staffed 24 hours a day, but you are responsible for doing your own cooking, cleaning and budgeting. Please note, however, that there is quite a long waiting list for this scheme. To access this accommodation you should call the Bubble on the contact details below.

  • The Bubble - Phone - 01905 423197

4.  Bed & Breakfast accommodation


Service they provide

Bed and Breakfast

A single room in Worcester will cost you around £80.00 to £175.00 per week. If you are on a low income, we would recommend that you contact the Housing Benefit section before accepting a room in order to ensure the accommodation is affordable.

You may get a private bedroom, but it's possible that you will have to share bathroom facilities. There are usually no cooking facilities, so you may have to rely on takeaway food. If there's a kitchen, you may have to share it with others.



4.  Smartmove


Service they provide

Smart Lets


Smartmove is a scheme run by Worcester Housing And Benefit Advice Centre which assists single homeless people and childless couples in securing private rented accommodation. If you are accepted onto the scheme they will help you locate accommodation (which may consist of a room within a shared house, bed-sit or one bedroomed self contained accommodation), assist with claiming Housing Benefit and provide on-going support if required.