Porchlight - King Street

Referral address

113 King Street
CT11 8PH

Referral phone

0800 567 7699

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

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

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from the Probation Service and Kent Council on Addiction (KCA).

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, forms available online at www.porchlight.org.uk/make-a-referral/. Interview. Require proof of ID and relevant background information such as psychiatric reports and housing history.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 member of staff available Mon, Weds & Thurs, emergency on call system. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed monthly or as required. Staff offer general counselling and support, advocacy, help with independent living skills and liaising with specialist welfare agencies.

Rooms and charges

£7.42pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 4
  • Total spaces: 4


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must meet keyworker on an agreed basis. No alcohol in communal areas. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.


Between 8am-12 midnight. Allowed in resident's room only. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Ramsgate train station - 15 minutes walk. Buses (Stagecoach) 8, 9, "Thanet Loop".


See www.porchlight.org.uk/volunteers for details of volunteering opportunities.


Gifts in kind, money. Online donation facility at www.porchlight.org.uk/donations, or phone 07734 595306 for details.

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