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Home > Housing > Homelessness advice > Supported housing and accommodation for single homeless people

Supported housing and accommodation for single homeless people

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

Supported housing aims to help you resolve problems which are contributing to your housing issues and to work with you to move on to more independence.

For further information and an application form, visit Suffolk Council Council's website

Other organisations which may help

Solo Housing operates a lodging scheme for single people, matching 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 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 Contact: 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 (LHA). There are a number of websites which advertise rooms to rent:

For more information about the LHA and exemptions to the single room rate, read our Benefits advice section.