Housing Project for Homeless Young People in Merton
SPEAR is a short-stay (twelve weeks) housing project for homeless young people aged 16-24 years. The hostel has 14 bed spaces in shared rooms.
All residents work with a key worker and are offered advice and referrals for housing and benefit, and start to address any support needs. The young people are encouraged to participate in education and training, and supported to gain employment. With the stability of the hostel and a supportive environment, many of these young people are able to take positive steps to turn their life around.
Who to contact
8 Wilton Road
- SW19 2HB
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Via Merton Housing Advice
Young people are referred in many ways; via the council, via social services, from a situation of family breakdown, a care situation. They are not necessarily rough sleeping, but have been assessed to be in a situation of vulnerability where they need additional support and accommodation
- Other notes
Referrals by telephone. If interview is successful, person can move in immediately. The web site address listed is the national one.