Branches Day & Night Shelter

Branches is a hostel and day centre for rough sleepers in Waltham Forest. As part of the Places of Change programme, the existing site was redeveloped to provide 27 bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and a day centre.

Branches works with the local authority, PCT and training providers to deliver a holistic service for the needs of rough sleepers and equip them with the skills to move on. Primary services are offered with hypnotherapy, counselling, drugs and alcohol outreach services from partner agencies. A keyworker programme supports users to address issues, provide CV and work training, and weekly arts and crafts projects.

  • Client:Christian Action Housing Association and Branches
  • Status:Completed March 2011
  • Consultants:Alan Baxter Associates, Michael Jones Associates, Walker Management
  • Contractor:Breyer Group