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Salvation Army - Centenary & Calder Lifehouses

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. No local connection required. Work with Criminal Justice Services in supporting ex-offenders. Can accommodate 12 rough sleepers on a nightly basis. Can accept service users with dogs.

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. Nightshelter: opens 10pm, accommodation allocated on arrival.

Waiting list

No waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum1 night
Maximum2 years
Average6 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

Staff available 24/7. Compulsory one-to-one keywork system with regular meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes. Staff provide programme covering life skills, cooking, health & wellbeing, an activities programme and employment volunteering opportunities.

Health services

Weekly health clinic delivered in house by Homeless Person's Nursing Service.

Access to move-on

Options will be discussed and assistance provided in sourcing accommodation. Guidance in responding to offers of accommodation. Practical assistance on moving day of . Limited follow up support service available to service users.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

120 68 single rooms, 40 flats (12 self catering), 12 emergency single rooms.


Single: 68
Flat: 40
Emergency: 12
£34.49pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, games room, computer room, library, gym, in-house weekly cinema.
FoodHalf board, apart from 12 self catering flats.
Disabled facilities2 wheelchair users can be accommodated in the Calder Fountain Complex.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in designated areas only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

If intending to be away more than 2 nights, must inform staff.


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


Currently have 6 volunteers. wide range of opportunities available, email Stephen.potter@salvationarmy.org.uk or phone 028 9032 0320 for further information.


Men's clothing, toiletries. food, money. 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. Bus station - 2 minutes walk.

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