Useful information for patients who are homeless in Boston

Useful information for patients who are homeless in Boston

Drug and alcohol use

The A & E Department sees some homeless people who have problems with alcohol or drugs. If you are one of them then there are several things we can do for you:

  • Check that your blood sugar level is within normal range
  • Treat you with vitamins if you are in a confused or drowsy state
  • Offer you a prescription for vitamins if you are in danger of a severe deficiency
  • Also refer you to We Are With You who help support individuals of drug and alcohol abuse.

We Are With You (previously Addaction) Lincolnshire provides confidential advice, support and treatment on drug and alcohol misuse for adults and young people and their families.  The service is embedded throughout the Lincolnshire community and includes outreach services.

70-74 Wide Bargate, Boston, PE21 6RY

Telephone 0800 304 7021

Opening times:

Monday:                     9.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday:                    9.00am to 7.00pm
Wednesday/Thurs   9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday:                        12.00pm to 5.00pm

The P3 homeless outreach service

P3 are funded by Lincolnshire County Council to provide two services in the county:

  • Floating Support – who work with people to maintain their tenancies and live independently, aiming to prevent people becoming homeless.
  • Street Outreach – who work with people who have found themselves rough sleeping.

Both services have the combined aim to work closely with individuals and positively tackle homelessness across the county.

Contact details (they have an answerphone out of hours):

Telephone 0808 2810 280

Local Food Banks

St Christopher’s Church, Fenside Road, Boston

Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Station Road, Sutterton

Opening hours:  Friday, 10.00am to 12.00pm

Homeless shelters

Boston Mayflower

Friars House, Quaker Lane, Boston, PE21 6BZ

Telephone: 01205 318606

Richmond House

Richmond Close, Boston, PE21 0SS

Telephone: 01205 364018

Support Services

The Salvation Army

A safe place to go offering practical support and services enabling people to make the first step to get off the street.

59-61 High Street, Boston, PE21 8ST

Telephone: 01205 359232


Provide confidential advice and support when you need them.

Len Medlock Voluntary Centre

St George’s Road, Boston PE21 8YB

Telephone: 01205 116123

Citizens Advice

Chantry House, 3 Lincoln Lane, Boston, PE21 8RU

Telephone: 03444 111444

Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm


Provide a drop in service for rough sleepers. CenterPoint also provide other services like food banks for rough sleepers.

Telephone: 01205 360900

Framework (on track) Boston

On track is a supported accommodation who provide a short stay, emergency and non emergency accommodation.

Telephone: 01158 504137

Local Council information

West Lindsey District Council:

Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough DN21 2NA

Telephone: 01427 676676

East Lindsey District Council:

Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, LN11 8UP

Telephone: 01507 601111

South Holland District Council:

Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2XE

Telephone:  01775 761161

South Kesteven District Council:

St Peters Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ

3 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF

Telephone: 01476 406080

North Kesteven District Council:

District Council Offices, Kesteven Street, Sleaford NG34 7EF

Telephone: 01529 414155

Boston Borough District Council:

Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston PE21 8QR

Telephone: 01205 314200

Lincoln District Council:

City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD

Telephone:  01522 873355