Emergency Accommodation


The Elms: Crash Pad

The Elms
Redbourn Road
Hemel Hempstead

01442 262 274


One night only referrals to emergency, shared accommodation. Access is 10pm-8am.


24 hour service.

Provides a bed and shower facilities.

Limited to a single overnight stay.

Cost: free to access.

Eligibility Criteria: Dacorum local connection of any kind, PNC completed prior to referral.

Referral Procedure: call and press 1 for Night Shelter

Herts Young Homeless: Crashpad

Address given when referral has been accepted

0844 8330933
03333 202384

Emergency accommodation for 18-21 year old care leavers. Usually up to 21 night stay.


Up to 21 nights accommodation for 16-17 and 18-21 year olds (can be extended to 42 under special circumstances).

Provides evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch.

Keyworker to assess needs and arrange additional services as required.

Cost: £3 per night paid fortnightly.

Eligibility Criteria: 18-21 year old care leavers in need of emergency accommodation.

Referral Procedure: to access Crashpad you will need to be referred through the Advice & Information gateway service, from your local council or TYS (Targeted Youth Support).

Hightown: Open Door

8 Bricket Road
St Albans

01727 859 113


Emergency accommodation for up to 28 days. 12 single rooms. Access from 6pm-8.15am.


Night shelter open all year round.

Ensuite wash facilities. 

Cooked evening meal.

Cost: £1 per night.

Eligibility Criteria: those with a local connection to St Albans are given priority. A live benefit claim is needed to access.

Referral Procedure: complete referral form and email.