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Salvation Army - Lifehouse

Referral address

Centenary House
2 Victoria Street


028 9032 0320


028 9043 4944


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless men. Can accommodate 12 rough sleepers on a nightly basis.

Will not accept

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in any time. Application form completed at interview. Require proof of ID for housing benefit. Registered Care Unit: require referral reports etc. Nightshelter: opens 10pm on first come first served basis.

Waiting list

No waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum1 night
Maximum18 months
Average6 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

Main hostel: 7 full time staff. Compulsory keywork system (10 residents per keyworker), with fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff provide general advice and support around personal issues, information on training and employment, and make referrals to specialist agencies. Weekly benefits advice clinic. 'Cook-It' programme. Range of in-house activities and day trips.

Health services

Weekly health clinic.

Access to move-on

Resettlement worker. Resettlement support provided in keywork. Staff give information on move-on options and help with applications. There are 25 move-on rooms and flats.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Single: 52
£34.49pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, games room, computer room, library.
FoodFull board.
Disabled facilities2 wheelchair users can be accommodated in the Calder Fountain Registered Care Unit.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms and outside designated areas only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Must be in by 12 midnight or later by arrangement. May stay out 2 nights a week by arrangement.


During specific visiting times. No under 18s. No overnight guests.

User participation

Regular residents' meetings. Residents representatives on advisory board and health and safety board.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Men's clothing, toiletries. food, money. Email guy.poland@salvationsarmy.org.uk or phone 028 9032 0320 for details.

Further information ^ back to top

"Prayers are held each morning and spiritual help and support is available through the centre chaplain."


Salvation Army.

Public transport

Belfast Central train station - 15 minutes walk.

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