King's Arms Project Nightshelter
245 Ampthill Road
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people, including people with alcohol or drug problems. Must be able to claim Housing Benefit or be working to pay rent.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from Bedford Council, Smart and our Outreach Worker
Applicants are either found rough sleeping via Outreach Services or can contact Bedford housing options to arrange an assessment of their housing needs 01234 718058 or speak to the Nighshelter 01234 266085 who can signpost to our Outreach worker. Clients can come to the door if they need food, blankets and referrals can be made for them. In winter we are part of the Severe Weather provision, clients can come to the door but then have to be assessed by housing.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 Night
- Maximum stay: 1-3 Months
Support and accommodation
13 support workers provide overnight waking cover, practical support and a person centered support to each client. We provide meals and basic toiletries, and have a clothing store and laundry service. referrals can be made for housing, medical appointments, to our Pathways to Employment Service, we have staff OISC registered within KAP that can offer some immigration advice. The Nightshelter is now staffed 24/7 so support is also available in the day.
Rooms and charges
- 1 bed 1
- 1 bed 1
- 1 bed 1
- Total spaces: 6
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- Disabled facilities: None.
Rules and policies
Bedford bus and train stations - 10 minutes walk.
Currently have 1-5 volunteers. Volunteers help with catering, activities, skills sharing. Phone 01234 306501 for further information.
Food, clothes, towels, bedding, household goods, money. Phone 01234 266085 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for King's Arms Project Nightshelter 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.