How can we help?
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. We aim to provide safe, sheltered accommodation and any help required to women who have unplanned pregnancies, or single mothers with pre-school children.
Causeway House is a house for mothers and babies, with a caretaker on the premises.
We have eight units of accommodation; some are single rooms and some are two- roomed units. You will have your own comfortable room with plenty of space for your child as well.
There is a very large, shared kitchen where you can cook your own meals, with your own space to store food.
Bathrooms are shared, warm and practical, and there is a laundry on site.
There is a large dining area with highchairs for babies and a lovely comfortable lounge.
There are toys for the children to share and a secure garden with plenty of activities.
Moving to Causeway House
If you are pregnant or have a young child, are homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation, we may be able to help.
Anyone considering moving into Causeway must be referred to the Manager by an appropriate local agency such as a Doctor, Health Visitor, Social Security, Children's Services, a Social Worker or another agency. You will need to speak with one of these agencies about Causeway first.
When we receive a referral, we will invite you to Causeway House to look around and to meet the Manager to discuss your needs. Together you will then decide if Causeway is right for you. It might not be an appropriate place for you if you cannot live independently or you are unable to support yourself financially.
Initially, a contract for a six-month stay is arranged. It is possible to extend this period up to a maximum of 18 months. Rooms may be available immediately, but sometimes there may be a delay.
Residential qualifications are not necessary, however, if a person has very recently arrived in Jersey, Causeway might not be appropriate unless she is able to support herself financially.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept people who were already pregnant when they arrived in Jersey to live.
Occasionally, we are able to offer accommodation to mothers with more than one child. Exceptions are possible under extreme circumstances.
The House Rules will be explained to you before you accept a room. However, please be advised of the following:
•No male visitors are allowed on the premises at any time.
•We insist you respect and are sensitive to other residents.
•We expect you to take care of the building, furniture and equipment and to keep it clean and tidy.
•The rents (including bills) are £100 for a single room, £110 for a double room and £120 for an ensuite room. This charge covers the use of facilities including washing machine but does not include food. There is a refundable deposit of one week’s rent.
•A resident is expected to give one week’s notice before leaving.