St John’s Hostel

Chester Road, Wrexham LL12 7AX


01978 355 155

St John’s Hostel offers safe temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Wrexham

St John’s offers six beds for people in Wrexham who are experiencing homelessness. 

Residents have their own bedroom and access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. 

St John’s Hostel has a garden with outdoor seating. Residents can relax outside, as well as getting involved with gardening activities. 

There is a mindfulness room for residents to use to relax.  

There is a room available for private meetings with external support services in a calm and warm environment.

All residents have access to a Support Worker, who will be with them on their journey all the way.


St John’s Hostel has support staff onsite, 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Anyone over the age of 18, and at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, is eligible for a referral to the St John’s Hostel. 

The hostel has a mix of genders and residents. Pets are also welcome to move into the in project. 

St John’s Hostel is very well established in Wrexham, helping people who have experienced homelessness for many years. 

More than 100 people have called St John’s Hostel home and many have now moved on to independent living. 

The staff at St John’s Hostel regularly put on activities for the residents to participate in.


Activities from themed quizzes and sunflower growing competitions to days out canoeing, camping and climbing Welsh mountains happen regularly. 

These activities help to boost self-confidence, build relationships with other residents and allow residents to get out their comfort zone in a controlled and safe environment.  

Support workers help residents to:

The Wallich believes that homeless and at risk people are individuals with varied and different support needs.

It is proven that their successful recovery can be benefited by living in a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE).

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We want to provide innovative and trauma-informed services which matches people as best we can to support which suits them. 

As we build our relationships with residents who we support, they feel safe to share more about their stories.  

The Wallich has a counselling service, called the Reflections Network, which residents can access to address issues and make long term, positive change, ensuring they don’t return to homelessness. 

All referrals for St John’s Hostel come directly from Wrexham Country Borough Council homelessness team. 

What our staff say

“The Wallich is an amazing charity to work for. The training is second to none and being part of a team who are all seeking to help and support residents is great.”

The Wallich St John’s staff member

“Since working for The Wallich, I have developed skills that have helped me to help others better which is why I am in the job I am. I could think of no better place to do that than here.”

– The Wallich St John’s staff member

“I love working for The Wallich as their values are very much the same as mine. They are always looking to improve and develop to help us, help others more.”

– The Wallich St John’s staff member

People who have lived at St John’s Hostel

“I am made up to be coming here. My room looks great and all the other bits too like the kitchen and tv rooms, staff 24/7 to talk to, I can’t wait to move in later.”

– A new St John’s Hostel resident 

 “You’re like my family. You look out for me, you’re going to get me back on track.”

– A St John’s resident talking to support staff

For more information about the project, or to request referral information, please contact us.

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