About Us

Spelthorne Rentstart is a local charity with a mission to combat homelessness. We were established to assist single people and childless couples in Spelthorne who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access accommodation in the private rented sector. Since our beginnings in 1997 we have helped well over 2,000 (in 2020/21 it was 433) people in need. We work in collaboration with the Spelthorne Council Housing Options Team as a trusted partner to enable them to meet their obligations under the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017).

Based in Staines we have a committed team of permanent and volunteer staff.

We collaborate with a wide range of other statutory and charitable organisations in order to ensure our clients get the support they need to make positive life changes from the stability of secure housing. By building relationships with our landlords, we increase the amount of housing that is available to our clients.