Barnabas has been providing emergency accommodation and support to the single homeless since the late 1980’s. The organisation has developed considerably from its early beginnings as a night shelter, to become an essential provider of direct access hostel accommodation in South Somerset.
The association is responsible for managing the site situated at 14-18 Newton Road in Yeovil known as Barnabas House.
There are 29 bed spaces available for people between the ages of 16 and 65 years.
Barnabas House is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thus enabling the association to achieve it’s aim of providing a safe secure living environment for all residents. Each resident has their own bedroom, with communal living facilities. On acceptance of a room all residents agree that they will follow the appropriate house rules, forming part of their licence.
Accommodation is offered to those who have been experiencing homelessness in its many and various forms, each with their own individual set of circumstances and needs. Some may have alcohol or drug issues, suffering with mental health, be experiencing relationship difficulties or have recently left a penal institution. Often a combination of these factors may be the case.
No matter how each individual has come to encounter homelessness, the Barnabas House staff team will endeavour to offer unbiased support and information, based on the individual personal needs of each service user.
Our ultimate goal is to support residents in finding alternative, long term accommodation. We have staff members who can work closely with residents to achieve this goal.