Our aim is to offer medium to long term hostel accommodation to vulnerable,  homeless men in and around the Watford area.

Our primary aim is to support our residents  around  drug and alcohol misuse issues, providing them with a safe and secure environment in which they can begin to address there issues . The service will provide assertive engagement using a harm reduction approach,  via the cycle of change with the view to abstinence.

Here at GROW,  we aim to direct all service users into recovery from drugs and or alcohol dependence at the earliest opportunity, while recognising that a significant number of individuals may not yet be motivated or be in a position to stop immediately   .

GROW stands for the Group for the Rootless Of Watford. Our sole purpose is to fully support residents on there road to recovery

GROWTH,

RECOVERY,

OPPORTUNITY,

WELFARE.

Accommodation

In total we can house 20 residents, we have three properties, the main house can accommodate 11 with two further move-on houses which can accommodate 4 and 5 people respectively, making a total of 20. Residents can stay with us for a minimum of 28 days and some stay up to 1 year or more.

 

Euston-Avenue

Euston Avenue

This is one of our move on houses, sometimes referred to as GROW More, where four of our Rickmansworth Road residents have the option of moving to once they are well on their way to recovery. Here, our residents are far more self-sufficient, they are far more independent so less reliant on the main house […]

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Princess-Avenue

Princes Avenue

This is the other of our move on houses which can accommodate five, this also comes under the banner of GROW More, where five of our Rickmansworth Road residents have the option of moving to when both parties feel that they are at that stage in their recovery. Just like Euston Road, our residents are […]

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Social Housing

In almost all cases, residents who are looking to move on from Euston Road or Princes Avenue are free to seek council housing. This can be either locally or in the wider area. Occasionally we are given a number opportunities to nominate our residents in order for them with the bidding process to secure council […]

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Private Rented Accommodation

A selection of our residents have chosen to secure accommodation via private rental. Obviously the benefit of this is being able to more freely choose the location and type of home that’s right for them. Should they initially want to arrange this whilst claiming housing benefit we will help them with both the property search […]

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