Taunton Association for the Homeless

About Taunton Association for the Homeless

Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) has housed, supported and empowered some of the most marginalised people most at risk in Somerset since its creation in 1973. It continues to make a dynamic contribution to the local community and economy, supporting over 500 people each year. Each day 164 single homeless are in our accommodation and a further 112, who have their own tenancies, can rely on our community team for assistance.

There is a clear pathway through their services ⣣ from emergency housing, into that with less support and then to move-on housing with or without resettlement support before independence. TAH provides activities, training and schemes to maximise the potential of their clients and ensure they have the opportunity and capability to sustain their tenancies.

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TAH operates 16 accommodation sites across Taunton, Sedgemoor and West Somerset. The bedspace ranges from hostel-type accommodation, large shared houses , smaller shared houses, flats and self-contained units.

Lindley House is our main residence and provides 45 well-equipped single rooms for homeless men and women of all ages, plus 6 emergency spaces. Norie House has six bedspaces and a number of crash pads.

Herbert Street and Priory Avenue are supported houses specifically for 16 to 24 year olds. Half of all their clients for whom we provide accommodation and support are under the age of 25.

What we do

Lindley House is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as being referred by voluntary or statutory agencies and via TAH’s Hub, at weekends prospective residents can refer themselves - an initial assessment will determine if they will benefit from the service provided and whether Lindley House is suitable for their needs.

Each resident's support needs are assessed in detail when they move in - needs may range from those whose only issue is homelessness to those with drug & alcohol problems, mental health issues, challenging behaviour or a combination of these and other factors.

Norie House provides six hostel bedspaces and a number of crash pads for rough sleepers who find it difficult to settle in standard hostel accommodation. When they begin their brief stay (likely to be four to eight weeks before they can move on to more permanent accommodation) the needs of each resident are assessed and a support plan is agreed.

TAH also has a range of move on accommodation and its own Bond Guarantee Scheme, which enables people on a low income or benefits, who cannot afford a deposit, to access the private rented sector.

Where we do it

We have a variety of accommodation across Somerset including in Sedgemoor, West Somerset and Taunton Deane. 

Please contact:

The Hub
90-91 East Reach
01823 271 326

For further information click here

How to access

  • The P2I hub is based at 90-91 East Reach, Taunton is for under 25’s as the services available are specifically for this client group. Contact number is 01823 271326.
  • For any P4A clients (over 25) they need to make a homeless application with
    your local Housing Options Team at your local Borough Council following which, it is referred to Taunton Association for the Homeless for action.
  • Should anyone be street homeless, they are immediately referred to our outreach team who work from Open Door, 1A Mount Street, Taunton Somerset, Westfiled Church In Bridgwater and the Hope Centre in Minehead or contact the outreach workers on 07436104024 or 07848 457279.
  • If someone requires community based support, please complete the attached referral form and send it to the Hub at 90-91 East Reach, Taunton..
  • Probation and IMPACT can make referrals completing the Single Homeless referral form (if over 25) and the Triage form (if under 25) and sending them to the Hub. 

Send completed application forms by fax to 01823 327585 or by post.


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