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St Martins Housing Trust

St Martins Housing Trust, 35 Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4AA
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About Us

Helping the homeless build a better life in Norwich and Norfolk.

Roofless
We support rough sleepers, sofa surfers and those at risk of becoming homeless

Independence
We support people with the skills necessary for independent living

Residential Care
Our registered care homes accommodate people with complex needs.

Our mission

To maximise independent living and prevent homelessness in our community by offering a hand up – housing, support and care – to the most vulnerable.
To enhance understanding and compassion towards homeless people in our community through education and advocacy.

Our Impact

More than 2,000 people have used our hostel Bishopbridge House since it opened, some more than once.

The principal reason given by people as the reason for their homelessness was that they had either abandoned their tenancy or had been evicted for rent arrears (165 people or 25% of all cases).

This was followed by “prison release with no accommodation (111 or 17% of all cases) and non-violent relationship breakdown (88 or 13% of all cases).

The team assessed 486 individuals. However, several people were seen on more than one period of street sleeping and consequently there were 663 cases for the team to deal with.  Positive or known outcomes were recorded in 515 cases.

448 cases (or 68% of all cases) had a Norwich connection.

Working at St Martins

St Martins wouldn’t be St Martins if it wasn’t for our highly skilled and dedicated staff. When you join us you are joining a family. 

We are accredited as a Living Wage employer, joining more than 3,500 employers across the UK who voluntarily pay the living wage – because a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

St Martins is placed number 18 in the best charities to work for Sunday Times list for 2021. 

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