King's Arms Project Nightshelter

Referral address

50 Clarendon Street
MK41 7SJ

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 pay for accommodation. No need for local connection, can stay and will be referred at a later point to the Bedfordshire Council.

Who we cannot help

Anyone who is currently barred from the nightshelter and anyone who would pose a high risk to clients and/or staff.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Applicants must call in at 7.15pm to book in. Spaces are available on a first come first served basis, with the exception of someone who has tried for a bed the night before who would get priority above anyone new. Last admission 4am.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 10 weeks

Support and accommodation

Support offered

12 support workers provide overnight waking cover, practical support and a listening ear. Provide meals and basic toiletries, and have a clothing store and laundry service. organise activities and courses eg football, golf and preparing for tenancy course.

Rooms and charges

No charges for residents receiving benefits, otherwise £15 per night.

  • 2 bed: 1
  • 4 bed: 4
  • Total spaces: 18


  • Furnishings: Rooms have beds only. Belongings can be locked in cupboards outside rooms.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: 2 lounges, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol, weapons, drugs/drugs paraphernalia or solvents allowed on the premises. Smoking in garden only. Signed written service agreements including house rules. Medication to be handed in on entry, stored securely in office.


Not allowed.

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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