St. Anne’s very first service was set up in Leeds in 1971. At that time a group of people identified the need for a daytime refuge for homeless people. Using available space at St. Anne’s Cathedral, a group of volunteers created a day centre which offered food and a friendly atmosphere where homeless men could come and go freely without pressure. From that time on, St. Anne’s services in Leeds have grown steadily, each time identifying specific needs, and then working in partnership with clients and service commissioners to provide for those needs.
Single homeless men who require immediate assistance with accommodation can access our hostel Bevin Court in Sheffield which can accommodate 54 men. The service undertake a needs assessment with clients and seek to find appropriate interim and longer term move on accommodation. Bevin Court also has 12 move-on flats and is able to provide ongoing support from the hostel.