House of Mercy - Accommodation
1 Edwin Street
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with support needs. No local connection required.
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
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Gravesham Borough Council's Homeless Unit and from the CAB.
Phone or call in Mon-Fri 10am-4pm to arrange interview, where application form is completed. Need two proofs of ID, eg passport, NI card, medical card, signing-on book.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 night
- Maximum stay: 6 months
Support and accommodation
5 full time staff and 20 volunteers, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (2 residents per key worker), weekly keywork meetings. Staff provide support with independent living skills, budgeting, shopping, writing a CV and finding accommodation.
Rooms and charges
- Single 6
- Total spaces: 6
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, computer facilities, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
No alcohol allowed on the premises. Can smoke in own rooms and garden only. Licence agreement.
In the sitting room. No overnight guests.
Gravesend train station - 5 minutes walk.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for House of Mercy - Accommodation 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.