Together we will tackle homelessness

The Jersey Homelessness Cluster chaired by Paul McGinnety unites more than 30 organisations working in the Homelessness sector from providers of emergency accommodation to specialist support service organisations and governmental departments.

The cluster provides valuable insight to the Strategic Board and the Minister for Housing and Communities.


Andium Homes

Andium Homes is Jersey’s largest landlord, and manages more than 4,700 rental properties, providing excellent and affordable homes and highly valued landlord services for more than 10,000 islanders, alongside an annual programme of assisted purchase sales. 

Andium is also Jersey’s largest developer with a programme of investment which will deliver at least 2,000 new rental and 1,000 new first-time buyer homes by 2030.  

Andium Homes is a not-for-profit housing provider owned by the Government of Jersey. All our revenue comes from the rent paid by our tenants and our property sales, and we return £30m to Government each year.   

Barnardo’s Plan B

Barnardo’s provides support to young people aged 16-25 years old who are either living independently, leaving care or in need of support with housing. Plan B believes in maximising the unique worth of all young people, to enable them to reach their full potential.

Brunel Management

Brunel Management is the largest residential property manager in the Channel Islands. The directors of Brunel have been looking after property for 40 years. Brunel acts as a main contractor for major clients, developing and refurbishing residential units and commercial properties saving clients time and money.

Caritas Jersey

Caritas Jersey was formed in 2014 as a hub for Catholic Social Action in Jersey, reaching out to all members of our society who need help.  

Caritas is a social justice charity that seeks to end poverty, promote justice and restore dignity. The charity looks to do this through their main projects – Prisoners’ Families Support Scheme, Social Inclusion Project, Living Wage Campaign and Homelessness Support Project – and by campaigning on behalf of those who are most in need in society.

Catholic Church in Jersey

The Catholic Church in Jersey operates a food bank and support for islanders in need. Operating as the St Vincent de Paul Society Jersey, the church offers support, advice and material assistance including the provision of groceries from the food bank, help with heating costs and assistance with small dental, medical and other bills.

Causeway Association

Causeway provides safe, warm, comfortable accommodation for independent women who are pregnant or have a young child and who find themselves homeless for whatever reason. The association aims to provide safe, sheltered accommodation and any help required to women who have unplanned pregnancies, or single mothers with pre-school children.

Christians Together Jersey Housing Trust

CTJ Housing Trust was registered in the Royal Court in January 1996. The trust is a non-profit making organisation that provides social rented housing. The Housing Trust properties are only available for rent by those on the Jersey Affordable Housing Gateway list.
Priority is given to those who find themselves homeless and those in emergency situations.

Citizens Advice Jersey

Citizens Advice Jersey offers independent, confidential and impartial advice to islanders for the problems they face, championing the rights of individuals and promoting equality and justice for all.

The Citizens Advice Service values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Community Savings

Community Savings is a charity that helps those who are experiencing financial difficulties, for whatever reason. The charity promotes financial inclusion in Jersey by providing free and confidential services, guidance and practical assistance to those most in need.

Focus on Mental Illness

Focus on Mental Illness was established to preserve and improve, the quality of life of those in Jersey affected by severe mental illness. The vision is for every person in Jersey with a severe mental illness to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.

Government of Jersey

The Government of Jersey is represented on the Cluster group by people across different departments covering Health and Community Services, Customer and Local Services, Strategic Policy, Performance and Population, Property Holdings and the Housing Policy Development Board.

Grace Trust Jersey

Grace Trust Jersey was set up in 1999 and founded on Christian principles.

The Trust works with and for the poor and needy in the Jersey community, aiming to offer support to those who may be struggling with issues such as loneliness, addiction, separation, low self-esteem or just find it difficult to fit into a hectic world.


Since 1961, JAYF has provided safe, affordable, supportive and supervised short and medium-term accommodation to young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who would otherwise be homeless in Jersey.

JAYF currently runs 4 hostels with a total of 26 residents.

JAYF works collaboratively with like-minded organisations to support the coordination of Jersey’s homeless strategy. The organisation is independent of government, with funds coming from rent paid by residents, fundraising events, grants and the generous public and private sector.  

Jersey Community Foundation

The Jersey Community Foundation is an independent philanthropic charity established in 2020 that provides a grant-making platform to individual donors, charitable trusts and local businesses who want to support their local community and voluntary groups.

The Foundation works in partnership with donors. Some of the benefits of the service offered include due diligence checks on applicants, assessment of applications, knowledge of needs across Jersey and the community groups within it monitoring and evaluating projects supported and providing impact reports.

Jersey Homeless Outreach Group

The Jersey Homeless Outreach Group works with people who are sleeping rough helping to link them with mainstream services and provide care and support to those living on the street. This is achieved by the work of the Outreach coordinator and a small group of volunteers.

Jersey Homes Trust

The Jersey Homes Trust is the largest independent housing association in Jersey. It was set up in 1995 to provide social rented homes for Island residents. 

The JHT now owns and manages 839 homes spread over 24 estates. 

The JHT does not employ any staff. Management of the properties and all maintenance and repairs associated with it are outsourced. This ensures that costs are kept to a minimum thus providing a value-for-money service to the Island. The JHT is run by a Board of Trustees all of whom are active professional people.

Jersey Women’s Refuge

The Jersey Women’s Refuge was founded in 1988, with support from the Soroptimists International of Jersey, to provide a safe place for women and children to go who are victims of domestic abuse.

As the only independent domestic violence charity in Jersey, the Women’s Refuge provides a 24-hour, confidential service, which offers practical and emotional support to women and children suffering from abuse.

Les Vaux Housing Trust

Les Vaux Housing Trust was formed in 1989 by the late Deputy John N. Le Fondré to purchase Troy court in order to save its tenants from eviction. Subsequently the Trust has acquired other properties for similar reasons, and more recently has purchased new-build properties and properties to house clients of Les Amis and Shelter Trust.

Living Hope

Living Hope exists to see lives changed, families restored, and the community strengthened. Living Hope advises, assists and befriends local prisoners in HMP La Moye and then as they resettle into the community, to help them live in freedom from their previous lifestyle and become contributing members of society.

Living Hope believes that they best way to reduce crime and disorder in the island is to help those who are involved in such behaviour change their lifestyle. 

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour was founded in 2014 upon the principle of Alms giving and provides help, care and support for the long-term homeless, the poor and those in need in the community.

The charity has established a healthcare support service for islanders in need and continues to help many individuals and families in crisis that fall within the remit to provide love, care and support wherever it may be needed.

Maillards Property Management

Maillard & Co provides proactive, positive and professional property management services for a wide range of commercial and residential properties.

Mind Jersey

Mind Jersey is an independent local charity that provides support to people living with mental illness. The vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental illness fairly, positively and with respect.

Mind Jersey is an independent charity, registered, based, and operating in Jersey. The charity is an affiliate of Mind UK, giving it access to resources and expertise from a large and well-recognised charity.

NSPCC – Jersey

The NSPCC Service Centre is an island-wide service that provides support to local families. The centre delivers cutting-edge services to protect children, prevent abuse and give children the help and support they need.

The NSPCC believes in a society where every child is happy, fulfilled and free from fear.

Partnership Pathway

The Partnership Pathway is a mechanism to access affordable housing for people who do not ordinarily meet the Affordable Housing Gateway criteria or who may have complex housing needs.
The aim of the Partnership Pathway is to support people to access safe and secure accommodation by collaborating with partner agencies they may be working with. 

Only Partner agencies that are members of the Partnership Pathway can support clients in applying for accommodation. 

The Partnership Pathway is administered by Andium homes.

Sanctuary Trust

The Sanctuary Trust was formed in 2011 to provide services for homeless men in Jersey. The Trust is a charity offering shelter, support and a way forward for homeless men to enable them to reintegrate back into society.

Sanctuary Trust works across three sites and can accommodate a total or 30 men. The Trust works alongside a range of voluntary and government agencies to help the men solve their own problems and to help them regain their self-respect and dignity so that they can once again become contributing members of society.

Shelter Trust

The Shelter Trust is the largest provider of emergency accommodation and support services for the homeless community in Jersey catering for between 70 – 105 people per night at four sites in and around the town area.

Each year, the Trust supports more than 500 individuals with the age of service users ranging from 16-74 with around 30 per cent of those users aged between 16 and 25 years old.

The main aim of the Trust is to accommodate homeless people for as short a time as is practically possible, and to support them in what is hoped is a swift return to independent living.

Silkworth Lodge

Silkworth brings healing and hope to anyone affected by drink and drug addiction. Silkworth is the only residential treatment centre in the Channel Islands, offering a range of services to support the individual and family back to a healthy quality of life.

St Helier Methodist Centre

Along with other churches in St Helier, the Centre supports individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. The Centre maintains a supply of emergency food that is distributed via referral from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

The St Helier Methodist Centre is committed to tackling food poverty and its potentially devastating impact.

The Listening Lounge

The Listening Lounge supports islanders with their mental health and wellbeing. The team of counsellors and peer workers provide a range of different support options which can all be accessed free of charge and without the need for a referral.

The Probation Service

The Probation Service is a Non- Ministerial Department that reports to a Probation Board appointed by the Bailiff. It provides a social work service to the courts in criminal and family law matters. Work within the criminal justice sphere includes the preparation of court reports and the supervision of clients subject to community supervision or those sentenced to imprisonment.  Assistance is also offered to prisoners upon release. 

The Jersey Family Court Advisory Service (JFCAS) is a team within the Service that works with children and families to try and represent the best interests of children in care proceedings, adoptions and where families require advice in the wake of separation.

Prison Service

HM Prison La Moye is a mixed-use prison in the island of Jersey. La Moye is currently Jersey’s only prison and is situated within the boundaries of the Vingtaine de la Moye. It is operated by the Jersey Prison Service, part of the Department of Home Affairs.

The Jersey Family Court Advisory Service (JFCAS) is a team within the Service that works with children and families to try and represent the best interests of children in care proceedings, adoptions and where families require advice in the wake of separation.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will live, love and fight alongside others where there is hardship or injustice to transform Jersey with the love of Jesus.

The Salvation Army seeks to be welcoming and inclusive.

States of Jersey Police

The States of Jersey Police serves a resident population of circa 107,000 as well as over 700,000 annual visitors each year.

The States of Jersey Police are the paid police force in the Bailiwick of Jersey working alongside the unpaid Honorary Police who operate on a parish basis.