Look Ahead - David Barker House
115a Blackfriars Road
020 7922 0290
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless men who have slept rough, including those with low level support needs around alcohol, drugs and/or mental health. 50% of beds reserved for LB Southwark, however residents do not require a local connection.
Who we cannot help
Those with a history of arson or violence. Those with high support needs that can not be met by the project. Will accept those with substance abuse issues providing they are prepared to address them.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: 64
How to get a referral
Only accept referrals from Westminster Outreach Services Probation Service and Westminster Housing Options.
All referrals must be completed on the Westminster BBS referral form and emailed - essential that referrals can provide proof of ID and entitlement to benefits.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 month
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
18 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system with regular meetings as required. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 2-3 months. Staff provide advice and support around independent living skills. Employment Resource Centre and advisors from Salvation Army Employment Plus provide support with education, training and employment.
Rooms and charges
£15-£31pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 45
- Total spaces: 45
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge in each cluster, activity room.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own room and garden. Compulsory keywork sessions. Licence agreement.
Between 12 noon-9.30pm. Maximum 2 visitors per resident. Maximum visit 3 hours. No overnight guests.
Southwark and Elephant & Castle tube stations - 10 minutes walk. Buses 45, 63, 100.
Good quality items and sandwiches. Phone project for details. Money donations via head office, tel 020 7367 4500.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Look Ahead - David Barker House 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.