Depaul UK - The Grove

Referral address

16 The Grove
DA12 1DX

Referral phone

01474 352668

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Care leavers up to the age of 25, if social services continue to support. 16/17 year old child in need, child in care, and unaccompanied asylum-seekers.

Who we cannot help

High support needs young people. Young people with animals.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Agency or young person completes referral form. Interview if a vacancy is expected shortly, otherwise placed on waiting list.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time staff, 4 volunteers, available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, plus some weekend and evening work as required. Key worker system and support plans. Provide support around independent living skills and encouragement around getting back into education and accessing college courses. Offer money management and cookery sessions. Floating support for 3 months.

Rooms and charges

£12.35pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Bedsit: 6
  • Total spaces: 6


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room or garden only. Must attend housing meeting and support sessions. Licence agreement.


Between 9am-9pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Gravesend train station - 5 mins walk. Town centre buses - 5 mins walk.


Food, household goods, furniture. Phone fundraising dept on 020 7939 1220 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Depaul UK - The Grove 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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