King's Arms Project Nightshelter

Referral address

King's House
245 Ampthill Road
MK42 9AZ

Referral phone

01234 266085

Referral email


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

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from Bedford Council, Smart and our Outreach Worker

Referral procedure

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

Support offered

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

User participation


Further information

Public transport

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. 

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