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Mental Health Homeless Team

We help anyone who is homeless with mental health needs in Leeds.


Referrals can be made to us directly by downloading and completing the referral form.

More detailed information on the full process, including assessments and appeals is available in the Service information PDF (444KB)


We work with people for whom the following criteria apply: An individual experiencing long and enduring mental health issues and also one or more of the below criteria.

A formal diagnosis of a recognised mental health problem is not necessarily needed to meet the criteria.

  • living on the streets
  • lodging with family/friends (sofa surfing) 
  • living in short- term emergency temporary accommodation such as Holdforth Court and St George’s Crypt and is in need of urgent support
  • served with notice of eviction if this eviction is imminent 
  • leaving acute wards and has no home to go to
  • leaving prison with no long term fixed abode (not on probation) 
  • threatened with or is the victim of violence or abuse and therefore cannot safely return to the place they were staying/living 

These criteria are examples, we try to be flexible and react to individual needs.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What we offerWe don't offer
Support to establish someone in a new home and to keep their tenancy Housing (we do NOT have any properties at our disposal)
Support and advice with mental health issues Counselling
Budgeting advice and support to help you apply for benefits and grantsLoans or grants
A service covering the whole of the Leeds areaSupport for people who live or are moving outside of the Leeds area
Regular planned visits as per the support planDrop in facilities (we do NOT have a direct/public access office)
Support to live independently and develop social networksDomestic help, administering or holding medication
Joint working with other agencies  

​Contact information

For further information you can email the team or call 0113 378 2567 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm Friday 9am to 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed).

You can write to the team at Mental Health Homeless Team, 144 Spen Lane, Leeds, LS16 5EJ.


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