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?

Single homeless people and families. Must have local connection.

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

Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Interview, application form and background checks.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

7 staff available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, on-call system 5pm-9am, 24 hour cover weekends and bank holidays. Keyworker system (5 residents per worker) with weekly meetings. Garden project, various clubs and activities.

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.

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.


Food. Phone 01843 223131 for details.

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