A Bed Ahead

A Bed Ahead

Housing and Homelessness

Introduction to Service

We work in partnership with NHS York to provide emergency temporary accommodation for single adults who are experiencing homelessness and being discharged from hospital. Our aim is to prevent rough sleeping and avoidable re-admissions to hospital.

A Bed Ahead supports people to gain access to sustainable accommodation and promotes continued improvement in health.

Key Information

We offer:

  • Dedicated beds solely for hospital discharges of people who are experiencing homelessness
  • A 24/7 single point of access telephone line for NHS staff to make referrals and access advice
  • Intensive short-term support to those discharged to the scheme from hospital, focused on health improvement and access to York’s resettlement system
  • Support to individuals experiencing homelessness with health issues, facilitating access to appropriate services and timely treatment
  • Link work and multi-agency coordination between health and housing services

How to access

Referral only. We normally only accept referrals from NHS staff. Referrals or requests for further information can be made by contacting us on 01904 643 999.

How to contact

Please get in touch using the contact details below.

Call us

01904 643 999

Are you eligible?

A Bed Ahead supports single men and women aged 18 and over in the York area.

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