Evolve Housing and Support - Keystone House

Referral address

9 Akabusi Close

Referral phone

020 8662 1171

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

People who have experienced alcohol and/or drug problems, who are currently dry and wish to maintain abstinence and who need supportive housing. Must be willing to undertake groupwork based programme. Must have a local connection to LB Croydon.

Who we cannot help

People who are still drinking or using drugs. Those who are a severe physical risk to themselves or others.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency, but most come from LB Croydon Social Services, Oaks Day Centre, Alexandra House, Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust. Also accept referrals from Croydon SNAP. Can accept referrals direct from prison.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-4pm for assessment. If suitable placed on waiting list. Two week residential assessment period. Must be eligible for housing benefit. Require proof of ID, eg usually a NI number and proof of income.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 6 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 staff on-site Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, emergency on-call system. Keyworkers work with residents to develop goal-oriented care plans and run support/life skills groups. Quarterly reviews. Offer groupwork based programme. All residents are expected to participate in the programme.

Rooms and charges

£10.55pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 10
  • Total spaces: 10


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents expected to attend groupwork and keywork sessions. No alcohol, drugs or smoking allowed in the building. Licence agreement.


Between 2pm-10pm weekdays and 10am-10pm weekends. No overnight guests allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

East Croydon, Norwood Junction train stations - 15 minutes walk or bus.


Email emma.samuel@slymca.org.uk to discuss potential donations.

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