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Michael Varnam House - Framework HA

Michael Varnam House provides supported accommodation for single homeless people with a primary alcohol problem, although those with associated drug misuse issues will not be excluded. Detoxification is available on the premises as are abstinent and controlled drinking programmes.                

Description of service and support

Michael Varnham House core is a 12 bed hostel with ensuite, 3 single occupancy move on flats and 25 units in shared houses within the city. Room 1 is an NHS crisis detox bed run by Last Orders based at NEMS on Upper Parliament Street and is available to people who require urgent in house detox. The service also manages community detoxes for city based GPs who refer to the service. Clients pick up medication daily for this service.

The service has 24 hour staffing. Pets are not allowed.

Capacity and facilities

No of places  12 in core/NHS bed/25 cluster shared accommodation
No of baths / head  n/a
No of showers / head   1
No of toilets / head   1 per head at core, shared in clusters
Own cooking facilities  Shared
Meals provided  Yes in core/Clusters provide their own food
24 hour staff cover  Yes in the core and available via Duty Manager to cluster shared housing
Computer / internet access  No
TV (communal)  Yes
TV (own room) Not provided but people can bring their own
Own room furnished  Yes
Laundry on site  Yes
Communal area  Yes
Garden  Yes

House rules

Can you smoke in own room?  Yes
What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day? 2 Hour stay
What are the restrictions on overnight guests?  No overnight guests.
What support must clients engage with? Key working and support plans, 16 hrs a week meaningful occupation/move on plans including arrears payment plans.
Please detail any other significant house rules: Breathalysed every day. Regular drug screening of residents

Tenure and costs

What is the minimum stay?  None
What is the maximum stay?  6 months
What are the tenure options?  Licence agreement in the core, tenancy in clusters.
What is the cost per week to the client?  


Minimum age accommodated?

Maximum age accommodated?

 No maximum
Genders accommodated?

 Male and female
Relationship status accommodated?

No dependents
Are there any access restrictions and if so what?  Victorian building so stairs are steep.


35-37 Sneinton Hermitage


Public Transport:
Number 44 & 45 buses (red route) 2 minutes away.

Contact Data:

Telephone: 0115 8504021
Fax: 0115 8504023
Email: michaelvarnamhouse@frameworkha.org
Web address: http://www.frameworkha.org

Single homeless people (18+) with a primary alcohol problem. Those with associated drug misuse issues will not be excluded.
Referrals to Michael Varnam House can be made through Nottingham City Council, c/o The Gateway, Housing Aid, 135 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EE. Telephone 0115 8504021.
Located in: Supported