HARP - Kickstart

Referral address

2 Ceylon Road
Southend on Sea

Referral phone

01702 344516

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

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.

Referral procedure

Access to Kickstart accommodation is through the Southend Access Gateway referral panel (0845 6027895) - multi-agency panel reviews the needs and aspirations of all potential applicants and matches potential residents to supported housing 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 parents, siblings, adult children resident in Southend 5yrs.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3-6 Months
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 full time staff, available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system with meetings at least weekly. Action plan with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff provide support around living skills, meaningful occupation, and accessing training

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 27
  • Total spaces: 27


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  • Disabled facilities: 2 ground floor rooms can be made accessible to wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Westcliff on Sea train station - 5 minutes walk.


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Is this page accurate?

If you work for HARP - Kickstart 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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