Welcome to SHAPE

We provide safe, supported accommodation in Birmingham for young women, aged 18 to 25, who are homeless and require short-term accommodation.

Supporting and
Helping young women
Potential through

News & Updates

Job Vacancy: Support Worker 20 February, 2024 Join our team! We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to support young vulnerable… Read more
A fresh lick of paint from the NatWest Group 22 June, 2023 NatWest Group assisted us with our redecorating project by volunteering their time to redecorate and… Read more
NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales visit SHAPE Visit from NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales 22 June, 2023 NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales visit SHAPE to gain an insight… Read more

The Refuge

SHAPE provides shared communal accommodation in a 10 bedroom setting


Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet and chest of drawers, as well as a welcome pack consisting of towel, flannels and toiletries.

Computer Room

Shared Facilities

Our shared facilities include a lounge with TV, music centre, laundry, kitchen, dining room and computer room – all fully furnished.

External Space

Our young women are able to take advantage of our large garden, complete with garden furniture.

24/7 Support

Our support staff and volunteers provide one-to-one vital support upon the young woman’s arrival and throughout her stay. We provide round-the-clock support including overnight, evenings, and weekends. 


We work with St Basils who is our main referral agency. We welcome young women (18 to 25 years old) from all backgrounds and status. 

Support Us

You can get involved and help us in a number of ways:


Should you wish to donate financially, you can do so by direct debit or one-off payment directly into our account, note bank details. 

Sort Code: 30-93-66
Account Number: 01092194

For other any other donations, please contact us.

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Shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to SHAPE, at no cost to you

Volunteer & Jobs

Volunteering is a great way to share enthusiasm, skills and ideas whilst having fun and meeting like-minded people. By volunteering for SHAPE you will be making a positive contribution.

For information on how you can volunteer or work with us, please get in touch

Contact Us

Call us on 0121 554 0332
Email us at info@shapehostel.com
Follow us on Twitter @theshapehostel

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