‘UK hostels/half way houses’

A secret leaked memo revealed 200 bail hostels for dangerous criminals are being opened in residential streets across Britain without any consultation with the public. The Government has signed a multi-million pound contract with a private firm to house a mixture of convicts on early release and suspects who are awaiting trial in a desperate bid to ease prison overcrowding.

They are being placed in homes in residential streets, rather than being held in jail. They are free to come and go, and have only limited supervision. Now leaked papers have revealed the full detail of how they are being forced on local communities without any warning. Shockingly, neighbours are only informed about the plans by letter once the hostels have been given the go-ahead.

Terrorists freed to live in bail hostels - Up to 20 convicted terrorists have been freed from prison to live in bail hostels normally used to house burglars, robbers and sex offenders. The men are living freely in towns and cities across Britain with only limited supervision by probation officers

They were convicted of Islamist extremist activities including helping bombers, raising funds for terrorism and recruiting young men to fight a holy war, but were freed when they reached their release date – usually half way through the judge’s sentence, with deductions for time served on remand

Ministers today released the postcodes of residential streets where thousands of criminals are being held in bail  hostels.

The Ministry of Justice has been repeatedly criticised for paying private firm ClearSprings, millions to house the convicts on early release and suspects awaiting trial in residential homes to ease prison overcrowding.

Even local councillors, who are supposed to stand up for the public, are being kept in the dark. Councils have no opportunity to protest about the location of the hostels, which are run by the private company ClearSprings

THE Home Office has a list of over 100 so far “approved premises” for high-risk offenders. The majority of these hostels are still approved to accept paedophiles. Overall, they provide around 3000 bed spaces. Residents are obliged to pay rent from their wages or benefits.

Only 4 new hostels have opened in the last five years and many have been operating for their current location for several decades. If you know of one that is near you then please get in touch. Here is the information as it appears on the official list.

Listed in RED are the ones that have/or are housing sex offenders

HOME OFFICE APPROVED PREMISES

Highfield House (Probation Hostel) 
Lydia Street, Wood Nook,
ACCRINGTON,
Lancashire BB5 0PX
Tel.             (01254) 395997      

Stonnall Road Probation Hostel
85, Stonnall Road
Aldridge, WALSALL,
West Midlands WS9 8JZ
Tel.             (01922) 459574      

Basildon Bail Hostel
1, Felmores,
BASILDON,
Essex SS13 1RN
Tel.             (01268) 557550      

Beckenham Approved Premises (Probation only)
4, Beckenham Road,
BECKENHAM,
Kent BR3 4LR
Tel.             (020) 8658 3515      

Bedford Probation and Bail Hostel 
80, Chaucer Road,
BEDFORD, Bedfordshire MK40 2AP
Tel.             (01234) 340501      

Thompson House,
426-428 Antrim Rd, 

Belfast BT15 5GA

Welford House
31, Trinity Street,
Aston, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands B6 6AJ
Tel.             (0121) 5234401      

Carpenter House
33, Portland Road,
Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands B16 9HS
Tel.             (0121) 454 0394      

Elliott House Probation Hostel (closed)
96, Edgbaston Road,
Mosley, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands B12 9QA
Tel.             (0121) 440 2657      

Crowley House Probation Hostel 
31, Weoley Park Road,
Selly Oak, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands B29 6QY
Tel.             (0121) 472 7111      

Haworth House (Probation Hostel)(closed)
St. Peters Street,
BLACKBURN, Lancashire BB2 2HL
Tel.             (01254) 59060      

The Pines (Bail Hostel)
11, Cecil Road,
Boscombe, BOURNEMOUTH,
Dorset BH5 1DU
Tel.             (01202) 391757      

Glogan House
59, Taunton Road,
BRIDGEWATER,
Somerset TA6 3LP
Tel.             (01278) 424165      

Brighton Bail Hostel 
162, Marine Parade,
BRIGHTON, East Sussex BN2 1EJ
Tel.             (01273) 622300      

Ashley House (Probation & Bail Hostel) 
14, Somerset Street,
Kingsdown, BRISTOL,
BANES BS2 8NB
Tel.             (0117) 924 9697      

Brigstocke Road Probation Hostel
6, Brigstocke Road,
St. Paul’s, BRISTOL,
BANES BS2 8UB
Tel.             (0117) 942 5851      

Bridge House Approved Premises
74-78, Filton Road,
Horfield, BRISTOL,
BANES BS7 0PD
Tel.             (0117) 969 3123      

Bradshaw House
147-151, Walmersley Road,
BURY, Lancashire BL9 5DE
Tel.             (0161) 761 6419      

Meneghy House
East Hill, Tuckingmill,
CAMBORNE,
Cornwall TR14 8NQ
Tel.             (01209) 715050      

Mandeville House Bail Hostel
9, Lewis Street,
CARDIFF CF10 8JY
Tel.             (029) 2023 2999      

Bowling Green Probation & Bail Hostel
90, Lowther Street,
CARLISLE,
Cumbria CA3 8DP

Elm Bank
59, Bradford Road,
CLECKHEATON,
West Yorkshire BD19 3LW

Burden Lodge 
6, Bass Street,
DERBY, Derbyshire DE3 3BR
Tel.             (01332) 341324      

Albion Street Hostel
30, Albion Street,
DEWSBURY,
West Yorkshire WF13 2AJ
Tel.             (01924) 452020      

Town Moor
38-42, Christchurch Road,
DONCASTER,
South Yorkshire DN1 2QL
Tel.             (01302) 739127      

Bunbury House (Bail Hostel)(closed)
1, Alnwick Drive,
Stanney Grange, ELLESMERE PORT,
Cheshire CH65 9HE
Tel.             (0151) 357 3551      

Dickson House (Bail Hostel)
77, Trinity Street,
FAREHAM,
Hampshire PO16 7SL
Tel.             (01329) 234531      

Cuthbert House 
Derwentwater Road,
Bensham, GATESHEAD,
Tyne and Wear NE8 2SH
Tel.             (0191) 478 5355      

Ryecroft Bail Hostel 
78, Ryecroft Street,
Tredworth,
GLOUCESTER, Gloucestershire GL1 4LY

St. Catherines Priory (Hostel)
Ferry Lane,
Portsmouth Road,
GUILDFORD,
Surrey GU2 4EE
Tel.             (01483) 571635      

Astral Grove
5, Astral Grove,
Hucknall, NOTTINGHAM,
Nottinghamshire NG15 6FY

Queen’s Road (Probation and Bail)
41, Queen’s Road,
HULL, North Humberside HU5 2QP
Tel.             (01482) 446284      

The Cottage (Adult Probation Hostel)
795, Old Norwich Road,
IPSWICH, Suffolk IP1 6LH
Tel.             (01473) 408266      

Lightfoot House (Probation Hostel) 
37, Fuchsia Lane,
IPSWICH, Suffolk IP4 5AA
Tel.             (01473) 408280      

Kenilworth Road
33, ,
LEAMINGTON SPA,
Warwickshire CV32 6JG
Tel.             (01926) 339331      

Ripon House 
63, Clarendon Road,
LEEDS, West Yorkshire LS2 9NZ
Tel.             (0113) 245 5488      

St. John’s(closed)
263, Hyde Park Road,
Headingley,
LEEDS, West Yorkshire LS6 1AG

Cardigan House (Probation Hostel)(closed)
84, Cardigan Road,
Headingley,
LEEDS, West Yorkshire LS6 3BJ
Tel.             (0113) 275 2860      

Holbeck House (Hostel)
Springwell View,
Springwell Road,
LEEDS, West Yorkshire LS12 1BS

Howard House(closed)
71, Regent Road,
LEICESTER, Leicestershire LE1 6YF
Tel.             (0116) 254 9059      

Kirk Lodge (closed)
322, London Road,
LEICESTER, Leicestershire LE2 2PJ

Wordsworth House(closed)
205, Yarborough Road,
LINCOLN, Lincolnshire LN1 3NQ
Tel.             (01522) 528520      

Merseybank Hostel
26, Great Howard Street,
LIVERPOOL L3 7HS
Tel.             (0151) 255 1183      

Adelaide House (Probation/Bail Hostel)
115, Edge Lane,
LIVERPOOL L7 2PF
Tel.             (0151) 263 1290      

Canning House (Probation Hostel)
55, Canning Street,
LIVERPOOL L8 7NN

Southwood Probation Hostel
24, Southwood Road,
Aigburth,
LIVERPOOL L17 7BQ
Tel.             (0151) 280 1833      

Ty Newydd
Ty Newydd Vale,
Llandegai, BANGOR,
Caernarfonshire & MerionethshireLL57 4LG
Tel.             (01248) 370529      

St. Mungo’s 
9, Cologne Road,
Battersea, LONDON SW11 2AH

Ellison House
370, Albany Road
Camberwell, LONDON SE5 0AJ
Tel.             (020) 7703 3332      

Shenley House
292, Camberwell Road,
Camberwell, LONDON SE5 0DL

Kelley House (Bail Hostel) 18-20, Royal College Street,

Camden, LONDON NW1 0TH
Tel.             (020) 7388 3945      

Camden House(closed)
199, Arlington Road,
Camden, LONDON NW1 7HA
Tel.             (020) 7482 4288      

Canadian Avenue Bail Hostel
7, Canadian Avenue,
Catford, LONDON SE6 3AX
Tel.             (020) 8690 3234       (up to 2003 an MDO Hostel.)

Seafield Lodge (Probation Hostel) 
71-73, Shoot-up-Hill,
Cricklewood, LONDON NW2 3PS
Tel.             (020) 8452 4209      

Ealing (Bail) Hostel
2, Corfton Road,
Ealing, LONDON W5 2HS
Tel.             (020) 8997 7127      

Westbourne House
199, Romford Road,
Forest Gate, LONDON E7 9HL
Tel.             (020) 8534 0673      

Katherine Price Hughes House (Probation and Bail Hostel)(closed)
28, Highbury Grove,
Highbury, LONDON N5 2EA
Tel.             (020) 7226 2190      

St. Edmund’s (Probation & Bail Hostel) 
298, Leigham Court Road,
Streatham, LONDON SW16 2QP

Tulse Hill Bail Hostel
147, Tulse Hill,
LONDON SW2 2QD
Tel.             (020) 8671 4086      

Luton Bail Probation Hostel(closed)
36-42, Napier Road,
LUTON,
Bedfordshire LU1 1RF
Tel.             (01582) 418200      

Fleming House 
32, Tonbridge Road,
MAIDSTONE, Kent ME16 8SH

Withington Road Hostel
172, Withington Road,
Whalley Range,
MANCHESTER, Lancashire M16 8JN

Chorlton Bail Hostel
10-12, Oswald Road,
Chorlton-cum-Hardy,
MANCHESTER, Lancashire M21 9LH
Tel.             (0161) 862 9881      

Hopwood House
MANCHESTER

St. Joseph’s .11, Miller Street,
Patricroft, Eccles,
MANCHESTER, Lancashire M30 8PF
Tel.             (0161) 789 5337      

The Crescent Probation Hostel
13, The Crescent,
Linthorpe,
MIDDLESBROUGH, Cleveland TS5 6SG
Tel.             (01642) 826606      

Milbank House
1, Milbank Street,
South Bank, MIDDLESBROUGH, Cleveland TS6 6DD
Tel.             (01642) 456811      

Milton Keynes Hostel
1, Haddon,
Great Holm,
MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire MK8 9AL
Tel.             (01908) 569511      

St. Christopher’s
220-222, Westmoreland Road,
Cruddas Park, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE4 7QY

Ozanam House
79, Dunholme Road,
Elswick, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE4 6XD
Tel.             (0191) 273 5738      

Wenger House 
21a, Albert Street,
NEWCASTLE-under-Lyme,
Staffordshire ST5 1HJ
Tel.             (01782) 717423      

Bridgewood Probation Hostel
45-48, Lower Meadow Court,
Thorplands,
NORTHAMPTON, Northamptonshire NN3 8AX
Tel.             (01604) 645968      

John Boag House 
1, Drayton Road,
NORWICH, Norfolk NR3 2DF
Tel.             (01603) 429488      

Trent House (Probation Hostel) 
Woodborough Road,
Alexandra Park,
NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire NG3 4JB
Tel.             (0115) 841 5630      

Southwell House 
106, Raleigh Street,
NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire NG7 4DJ
Tel.             (0115) 9105450      

McIntyre House(closed)
125, Edward Street,
NUNEATON, Warwickshire CV11 5RD
Tel.             (024) 7638 2889      

Manor Lodge
8, Straight Road,
Old Windsor, WINDSOR, Berkshire SL4 2LL
Tel.             (01753) 868807      

Sycamore Lodge
Clay Lane, Langley,
OLDBURY, Hereford & Worcester B69 4TH
Tel.             (0121) 552 9930      

Wilton Place (Bail Hostel)
10-12, Edward Street,
Werneth, OLDHAM,
Lancashire OL9 7QW
Tel.             (0161) 624 3005      

Clarks House 
Clarks Row, St. Aldates,
OXFORD, Oxfordshire OX1 1RE
Tel.             (01865) 248841      

Abingdon Road (Probation) Hostel
112, Abingdon Road,
OXFORD, Oxfordshire OX1 4PY
Tel.             (01865) 248842      

Peterborough Hostel
5, Wesleyan Road,
Dogsthorpe,
PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire PE1 3RW
Tel.             (01733) 551678      

Lawson House 
14, Paradise Place,
Devonport, PLYMOUTH,
Devon PL1 5QE

Emroch House
46, Talbot Road,
PORT TALBOT,
West Glamorgan SA13 1HU
Tel.             (01639) 883407      

The Grange (Probation Hostel)
145, Stakes Road,
Purbrook, WATERLOOVILLE,
Hampshire PO7 5PL
Tel.             (023) 9236 3474      

Elizabeth Fry Bail & Probation Hostel 
6, Coley Avenue,
READING, Berkshire RG1 6LQ
Tel.             (0118) 957 2385      

St. Leonards
2, Southcote Road,
READING, Berkshire RG3 2AA
Tel.             (0118) 957 3171      

Kew Bail Hostel
96, North Road,
Kew, RICHMOND on Thames,
Surrey TW9 4HQ
Tel.             (020) 8876 6303      

Rookwood
Doncaster Road,
ROTHERHAM,
South Yorkshire S65 1NN
Tel.             (01709) 361001      

Linden Bank
40, London Road,
Elworth, SANDBACH,
Cheshire CW11 9JA
Tel.             (01270) 759181      

Scunthorpe Bail Hostel
31, Normandy Road,
SCUNTHORPE,
South Humberside DN15 6AS
Tel.             (01724) 289124      

Norfolk Park (Probation Hostel) (closed)
100-108, Norfolk Park Road,
SHEFFIELD S2 2RU
Tel.             (0114) 272 1950      

Southampton Bail Hostel 
32, Languard Road,
Shirley, SOUTHAMPTON,
Hampshire SO15 5DJ
Tel.             (023) 8033 6287      

Straitheford House(closed)
14, Lichfield Road,
STAFFORD, Staffordshire ST17 4JX
Tel.             (01785) 223417      

Ascot House
195, Wellington Road North,
Neaton Harris, STOCKPORT,
Cheshire SK4 2PB

Wharflane House (Bail Hostel)
Rectory Road,
Shelton,
STOKE-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire ST1 4PW
Tel.             (01782) 205554      

Pennywell House
Hylton Road,
Pennywell,
SUNDERLAND SR4 8DS

Quay House Bail Hostel 
The Strand,
SWANSEA SA1 2AW
Tel.             (01792) 641259      

SWINDON
Wiltshire SN1
A Bail Hostel was due to be opened by converting a building in either Milton Road or maybe the Princes Street area.
This plan was dropped, but now it’s popped up again in the Local Plan for 2010AD. The new location is not yet decided.

Freshfields House 
13, The Halve,
TROWBRIDGE,
Wiltshire BA14 8SD
Locally aka “The Probation Flats”
Tel.             (01225) 765748      

Weston Probation Hostel 
2, Westwey Road,
WEYMOUTH,
Dorset DT4 8SU
Tel.             (01305) 775742      

Bilston Hostel(closed)
23, Wellington Road,
BILSTON, Wolverhampton,
West Midlands WV14 6AH
Tel.             (01902) 497688      

Braley House (Probation and Bail Hostel)
89, Ombersley Road,
WORCESTER WR3 7BT
Tel.             (01905) 723975       
Fax. (01905) 617687

Plas-Yn-Wern Probation and Bail Hostel 
Plas Yn Wern,
Ruabon, WREXHAM LL14 6RN

South View
18, Boroughbridge Road,
YORK YO2 5RU
Tel.             (01904) 780358      

This list of towns shows how no area of the country has escaped the controversial bail hostels provided by ClearSprings.

Bath: BA2
Birmingham: B18, B21, B67, B69
Blackburn: BB2, BB9, BB10, BB11
Bolton: BL1, BL2, BL8, BL9
Bournemouth: BH8, BH10
Bristol: BS5, BS16, BS24
Cardiff: CF3, CF5, CF11
Cleveland: TS4, TS5, TS17, TS18
Coventry: CV6
Derby: DE22, DE23
Doncaster: DN5, DN7, DN17, DN32
Dudley: DY1, DY2, DY4
Durham: DH1
Gloucester: GL1
Greater London: CR7, E17, E6, E9, EN8, IG1, N12, N18, N22, N9, SE23, SE25, SE6, SW16, UB1
Halifax: HX5
Hemel Hempstead: HP12
Huddersfield: HD2
Hull: HU5
Ipswich: IP4 2
Leeds: LS7, LS8, LS12
Leicester: LE2, LE3, LE4
Lincoln: LN6
Liverpool:  L7, L11, L14, L21
Llandudno: LL11, LL13
Luton: LU2, LU3, LU4
Manchester: M18, M24, M26
Medway: ME1, ME4, ME7
Milton Keynes: MK14
Newcastle: NE4, NE24, NE32, NE63
Newport: NP19, NP20
Northampton: NN1, NN2, NN3, NN5, NN18
Norwich: NR1, NR5, NR6
Nottingham: NG2, NG6, NG7
Oldham: OL1
Oxford: OX3
Peterborough: PE2, PE4
Plymouth: PL2, PL4
Portsmouth: PO2, PO4
Preston: PR1, PR2
Reading: RG1, RG2, RG6
Romford: RM8, RM10, RM13
Sheffield: S45, S65, S75
Southampton: SO15, SO18
Stoke-on-Trent: ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6
Sunderland: SR3, SR4
Swansea: SA1
Swindon: SN1
Telford: TF1
Wakefield: WF1, WF2, WF9, WF13
Walsall: WS2
Warrington: WA10, WA4
Wigan: WN2, WN7, WN8
Wolverhampton: WV3