Emergency accommodation

This is a list of Hostels and advice lines who may be able to help you find somewhere to stay, or give you advice on homelessness and housing issues. The list is mainly of agencies based in Bedford, but some will be able to advise you on where to get help locally.

Bedford Borough Housing Advice & Options

01234 718058
2 Horne Lane
Bedford

Open for drop-in enquiries 9.00am - 12.30pm Monday to Friday
www.bedford.gov.uk/housing/housing_advice__options.aspx

Central Bedfordshire Housing Options Team

0300 300 8000
www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/home-and-housing

Milton Keynes Homeless Team

01908 253481
www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/housing-needs

Huntingdonshire Housing Advice & Options Team

01480 388218
www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/Housing/Homelessness

Luton Housing Solutions Team

01582 510370

Luton Borough Council

Town Hall
George Street
Luton
LU1 2BQ
www.luton.gov.uk/Housing

Prebend Day Centre

01234 365955
12 Prebend Street
Bedford
MK40 1QW

The Prebend Day Centre provides advice and support to vulnerable adults. Their drop in centre provides washing and laundry facilities and free meals 365 days a year.
www.prebendcentre.org.uk

The Rough sleeper Outreach service provides support to anyone sleeping rough. You can contact them on 01234 340544 or streetsupport@kingsarms.org. You can also make contact with them through the Prebend Day Centre.

Nightshelter

01234 266085
50 Clarendon Street
Bedford

Basic shelter, offering a bed and a meal, emergency accommodation. Open from 7pm to 9am. Available to males and females, aged 16-65+.

The Bridge

01234 401122
Tavistock Place
Bedford

Hostel for young men aged 16-25. Ring to see if there is a vacancy. Services include resettlement into permanent housing.

YMCA

01234 307040
Weaver House
20 Gibbons Rd
Bedford

Self contained hostel accommodation for 16-25 year olds, who can live independently. Ring or visit to see if there is a vacancy.

Bedford Foyer

01234 221270
Conduit Road
Bedford
MK40 1EQ

Bedford Housing Aid

01234 328488
68 Tavistock Street
Bedford

Housing advice centre. Open Mon-Friday, 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm.

Bedford Housing Link

01234 358478

www.bhlonline.co.uk

Luton Housing Aid

01582 402978
The Unemployed Eentre
Room 7C, 2nd Floor
57 Guildford Street
Luton

Women's Refuge

0345 023468

National helpline for women escaping violence. Can advise of local refuges.

Local newspapers such as the Beds on Sunday have lists of private accommodation including flats and bedsits. Estate agents also manage rented accommodation, but these are likely to be more expensive. Information about Bed and Breakfast can be obtained from tourist information offices.