Pathways to Independence (Accommodation Services)

Referral address

25 Victoria Street

Referral phone

01634 819 649

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with services across Kent and Medway. Local authorities: Medway, Thanet, Shepway, Swale, Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Gravesham. Some specialist ex-offender services. No animals allowed. Local connection not always required depending on service. All offences considered - no exclusions apply.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals must come though the Thanet District Council RISE Team.

Referral procedure

Phone 01843 577000, complete referral form. Wherever possible interview arranged for same day. Prospective resident completes application form at interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Maximum stay: -

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4 full time staff available during the day, with on-call system. 2 night security staff provide waking cover. Keywork system with compulsory weekly meetings. Staff offer support on benefits, health and independent living.

Rooms and charges

£9.41pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 84
  • Total spaces: 51


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, some with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer, laundry room, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed. Smoking in own room and garden only. Residents are required to follow all house rules. Licence agreement.


2 visitors per resident, 4pm-10.45pm daily. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Gillingham train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus 176.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01634 819649 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Pathways to Independence (Accommodation Services) 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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