Porchlight - Old Schools Lodge

Referral address

5B New Cross Street

Referral phone

01843 223131

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Supported accommodation service for homeless individuals, including two units to accommodate couples who are experiencing homelessness.

Who we cannot help

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

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Enquiries can be made at any time to the 24 hour helpline (0800 567 7699), however for referrals please call Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm, if you are unable to do so you can call out of these hours and a scheduled call back will be booked to make a referral. Referrals can also be completed and submitted online, details can be read here: https://www.porchlight.org.uk/commissioners-and-professionals/our-services/housing-and-homelessness-services

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Old Schools Lodge is supported 24 hours per day. Concierge staff work during the night time and coaches are available during the day, including weekends.

Rooms and charges

£22.79pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Bedsit: 12
  • Flat: 7
  • Total spaces: 19


  • Furnishings: Flats and bedsits fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, TV, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.


Between 9am-7pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Margate train station within walking distance.





Is this page accurate?

If you work for Porchlight - Old Schools Lodge 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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