Porchlight - Shared Houses
c/o 1st Floor
106 Whitstable Road
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with low support needs. Applicants "wishing to resettle to the area through nomination" must have a local connection to Canterbury, Herne Bay or Whitstable.
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
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form completed by applicant or agency. Risk assessment form completed by agency. Interview.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 6 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
3 staff based at 106 Whitstable Road cover Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and provide visiting support. Emergency on-call system. Weekly/fortnightly keywork meetings. Staff provide support around developing independent living skills, managing a tenancy and finances, substance misuse, mental and physical health, employment and education, reducing the risk of offending, and finding appropriate permanent accommodation.
Rooms and charges
£15pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 20
- Flat: 2
- Total spaces: 22
- Furnishings: Rooms and flats fully furnished.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Must attend keywork sessions and residents' meetings. Alcohol and smoking allowed in own rooms only. Assured shorthold tenancy.
Maximum 2 at a time per resident. Overnight guests by prior arrangement.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01227 760078 for volunteering information.
Money - see www.porchlight.org.uk. Phone 01227 760078 for details about gifts in kind.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Porchlight - Shared Houses 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.