Porchlight - Shared Houses

Referral address

c/o 1st Floor
106 Whitstable Road

Referral phone

01227 781522

Referral email




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

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

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

Support offered

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.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • 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.

User participation


Further information


Email davewebster@porchlight.org.uk 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. 

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