The Pathways is aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness in South Somerset and Mendip.

The support Pathways offers includes supported accommodation and resettlement support as well as advice on housing, benefits, and managing debts; it also refers clients to other specialist agencies.

Pathways can help people to:
  • Find suitable housing — including supported accommodation
  • Maintain their current housing
  • Set up a new home
  • Understand their housing rights and responsibilities
  • Deal with rent or mortgage arrears
  • Budget effectively
  • Access employment, training and educational courses or services.
The Pathways service provides 65 places in South Somerset:
  • Direct access for 30 people in the high support unit on Newton Road, including four temporary spaces on the emergency beds for rough sleepers (with capacity extended to 10 in cold weather)
  • Low support accommodation for eight on Newton Road
  • Six spaces in Chard in intensive housing management
  • Ten spaces in Street in intensive housing management
  • 21 spaces in Yeovil in intensive housing management

To be eligible for housing management, you must have a Somerset connection.

For further information, please contact the referral coordinator in Yeovil on 0300 131 7967 or email

Referrals can be made through Housing Options in Yeovil and in Shepton Mallet

Pathways is jointly run by Home Group and Developing Health and Independence (DHI).

Home Group aims to "help our clients to open doors to new opportunities and healthy lives".  We're one of the the largest providers of care and support services in England, working with over 26,000 people a year.  

We work with some of the most excluded people in society, including:

  • Single homeless people
  • Families, through family intervention projects
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • People with learning disabilities/difficulties
  • People who are experiencing mental health problems
  • People who experience domestic abuse
  • People who have substance misuse issues
  • Care leavers

Developing Health and Independence (DHI)

DHI is a local charity working to help people out of the cycle of homelessness, social isolation and drug/alcohol abuse, working in Bath and North East Somerset (Banes), Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

DHI’s mission is to challenge social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness and wellbeing of their community.

DHI is flexible, creative and person-centred in its approach, valuing each individual and their circumstances as unique.

In achieving this mission, DHI deliver a wide range of services, including:

  • Housing and support service
  • Drug and alcohol treatment/recovery services
  • Patient support services
  • Brokerage and information services
  • Aftercare and through care services
  • Employment and training services, including job clubs
  • Social enterprise services, including an LHA – specialist lettings agency
Contact us

If you would like further information or apply for any of the accommodation based services please contact a hub assessment & referral co-ordinator.

Tel: 01823 211144