Chapter 1 - Dashwood House

Referral address

c/o RB K&C Housing Options Team
Room G29, The Town Hall
Hornton Street
London
W8 7NX

Referral phone

020 7361 3008

Referral email

housing@rbkc.gov.uk

Website

http://www.chapter1.org.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless women aged 16-30 with medium support needs, including young women coming out of local authority care and refugees. Must have a 6 month connection to RB Kensington & Chelsea.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 30

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals via RB Kensington & Chelsea's Housing Options Team.

Referral procedure

Require proof of ID. Interview. If accepted but no vacancies, placed on waiting list - must keep in contact with project.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, sleep-in cover. Keywork system, meetings at least monthly. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 6 months. Staff help with budgeting, benefits, filling in forms and life skills. Liaise with social workers and other agencies. Can make referrals to specialist external agencies as appropriate.

Rooms and charges

£5.48pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 22
  • 2 bed: 2
  • Total spaces: 26

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Between 9am-11pm (11.45pm Fri-Sat). Overnight female guests must pay a charge.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Notting Hill Gate tube - 2 mins walk. Buses 27, 28, 31, 52, 328 - 2 mins walk.

Volunteering

Would welcome help with fundraising and skills sharing. Phone 020 7229 7848 for volunteering enquiries.

Donations

Food and money. Phone 020 7229 7848 for details.


Is this page accurate?

If you work for Chapter 1 - Dashwood House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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