The Society of St James manages a range of hostels, supported shared houses and independent flats for homeless people across Southampton (and increasingly, across the wider county), offering a total of 338 bedspaces across our services. We give our residents much more than just a roof over their heads. We give them a chance at a new future.
Our staff help residents to take steps towards a more fulfilling future. This might involve getting in touch with any specialist support that they need (like drugs centres or mental health support groups), developing their budgeting or cooking skills, facilitating their enrolment at a local college or university, encouraging them to take part in art, music, or sports classes, or assisting them in starting some paid or voluntary work.
In 2011-12, 73% of people moving on from our projects, moved on in a positive and planned way.
To have such a high proportion of people coming through our services and taking the opportunity to improve their lives is what we’re all about.
How do service users access the service?
Admission to all of Southampton’s homelessness services is carefully co-ordinated to ensure that places are allocated to those in greatest need. People who wish to access the Society’s supported housing should start by contacting the Street Homeless Prevention Team, by phoning 02380 832343.