Look Ahead - Colebrook Road Hostel

Referral address

Referral phone

0800 567 7699

Referral email

Website

http://www.porchlight.org.uk/kent-homeless-connect


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people aged 18-59 with medium / high complex needs. Local connection to Kent (Tonbridge, Tunbridge wells, Sevenoaks ) is required. Will accept people with dogs.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders, arsonists and people with a history of violence. Each case looked at and assessed persons on licence are considered, but not a priority.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 59

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone daily 24 hours, but preferably 9am-5pm, to discuss referral and confirm eligibility. Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID, risk assessment from professional involved with applicant and background reports.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 12 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system (2-3 residents per key worker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed regularly. Staff offer support with independent living skills, accessing specialised support and liaison with statutory and community welfare services.

Rooms and charges

£35.95 required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 14
  • Total spaces: 14

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Lift to all floors. Grab rails in bathrooms.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, dining room, laundry, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents encouraged to participate in cleaning rota. No alcohol allowed. Smoking only allowed in own rooms and back garden. 13 week licence agreement. 11.30pm curfew, 2 nights away from the scheme per week.

Visitors

1 visitor per resident between 10am-5pm. No overnight guests.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

High Brooms train station - 5 mins walk. Bus stop - 2 minutes walk.

Volunteering

Clothing, money, bedding, household goods for move on sarahmcnaughton@lookahead.org.uk


Is this page accurate?

If you work for Look Ahead - Colebrook Road Hostel 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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