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Home > Housing > Homelessness Advice > Housing for Single People

Housing for Single People

If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home, you may be eligible for supported housing. This could be in a hostel or shared house.

Supported housing aims to help you resolve problems and to work with you to move on. 

Apply for Supported Housing


Other organisations which may help

Solo Housing has a lodging scheme for single people. They match them with people who have a spare room to rent. 

For more information contact our Housing Solutions Team


If you are homeless tonight you can make direct contact with these organisations:

  • Ipswich - Genesis Housing Cavendish Lodge (18+ years) - 01473 219155
  • Bury St Edmunds - Genesis Housing Grove Park (18+ years) - 01284 723839
  • Bury St Edmunds – Tayfen House, Tayfen Road - 01284 725487
  • Colchester Night Shelter – 39 – 41 Alexandra Road - 01206 549558
  • Lowestoft – Genesis Trafalgar House (18+ years) – 01502 564381  
  • Jimmy's Cambridge (18yrs+), East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BD - 01223 576085

Private renting and benefits

Most single people under 35, who rely on benefits, are restricted to the single room rate of the Local Housing Allowance. There are a number of websites which advertise rooms to rent:

For more information about the Local Housing Allowance and exemptions to the single room rate, read our Benefits information and advice