HARP - Acorn Supported Housing

Referral address

117 York Road
Southend on Sea

Referral phone

01702 619089

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with low support needs who by accessing the service have the willingness and desire to improve their educational and vocational prospects to aid move on within 1-2 years. Must have a local connection to Southend.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders and people with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Access to Acorn Supported Housing accommodation is through the Southend Access Gateway referral panel which can be contacted on 0845 6027895 – this multi-agency panel reviews the needs and aspirations of all potential applicants and matches potential residents to supported housing providers. The Access Gateway Referral Panel uses the following criteria to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be considered for housing: Local Connection (i.e. Lived 3 years in the past 5, or

Referral procedure

If accepted for interview proof of ID, eg NI card, birth certificate, driving licence, bank statement, benefits letter, will be required.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 full time staff. Emergency on-call system. One to one keywork sessions. In-house tenancy sustainment programme. Support with building independent living skills, advice on further and vocational educational education, volunteering and work experience.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 26
  • Flat: 6
  • Total spaces: 32


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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Southend Central train station - 20 minutes walk. Bus station 5 minutes walk.


Please refer to the website on how you can support HARP or call 01702615000.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for HARP - Acorn Supported Housing 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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