Hostels and night shelters

Hostels in Birmingham and Derby

Most hostels will accept people without any money, as long as you can claim benefits to pay for the accommodation. They can check what you are entitled to and help you with the claim forms.Housing benefit may not cover all the rent, and won’t cover any extra services such as cleaning or meals. So you may have to use part of your income support, jobseekers allowance or a training allowance to pay for anything that isn’t covered.

If you are a young person, visit our section about hostels and accommodation for younger people.

To carry out a wider search, visit the Homelessness Link website search.

Nacro, Birmingham

Accomodation for single homeless people with support needs who are ex-offenders or who are vulnerable and at risk of offending. Must be willing to accept support. No local connection required. To find out more call 0121 333 6795 email [email protected] or visit

St Anne's Hostel, Birmingham

If you are homeless, male, 25 or over and in receipt of benefits you can contact St. Anne's Hostel in Birmingham on 0121 772 4406 or visit

Padley Hostel, Derby

If you are homeless, male, and 18 or over, you can contact the Padley Hostel in Derby who provide emergency accommodation. They also provide support and help with resettlement. To find out more visit