Rotherham First Steps Hostel

The First Steps Hostel provides short-term accommodation for rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping in the Rotherham area. The provision accommodates up to 8 males offering intense strength-based support and adopting a trauma informed approach applying the principles of Psychologically Informed Environment.

First Steps Hostel is a collaborative partnership with RMBC offering 24-hour support to our residents. Staff from both services are on site during the week and specially trained concierge staff provide overnight cover. Our aim is to support people to take the first steps towards addressing the issues that have prevented them from accessing and sustaining accommodation and to ultimately move individuals to suitable, longer-term accommodation.

Eligibility Criteria

Single males over the age of 18 who are currently rough sleeping or are at risk of rough sleeping.

Referral process

Referrals for this service can only be made via Rotherham Council Homeless Team  Tel: 01709 336009

Contact Details

Address: 60 Queen Street, Clifton Rotherham, S65 2SZ



We are committed to working in partnership and collaboration. We have developed excellent working relationships with other organisations that offer appropriate, specialist services to meet the needs of service users. Our stakeholders and partner organisations include RMBC Rough Sleepers Initiative Team, Adult Social Care, Police and Council’s Enforcement Team, Complex Lives Team, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Offender Management Services and other Supported Housing Providers.

Rotherham Housing First

Housing First is delivered in Rotherham in partnership with SYHA. It is an approach to end homelessness through housing and intense support for individuals who have experienced repeated housing instability. It prioritises access to housing with tailored, person-centred support that is open-ended.

Target Housing provides accommodation and intense support to15 individuals based on the principles of Housing First. We work with partner agencies to provide wraparound support for the individual with the emphasis on choice and control.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals who have multiple and complex needs and have experienced entrenched and repeat homelessness. Support needs may include mental, psychological or emotional health needs, drug and/or alcohol dependency, a history of offending, physical health needs and experience of domestic violence and abuse.

Referral Process

Referrals to the service can be made via Professionals and Partner Agencies. Housing First also accepts self-referrals.


An intense and holistic approach is achieved by working with partner agencies and specialist services within the Rotherham borough. Our stakeholders and partner agencies include Drug and Alcohol Services, Probation Service, Police and Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Adult Social Care, Complex Lives Team, Health Services, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services, RMBC Housing and various Charities and Voluntary Sector organisations.

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