Porchlight - Whitstable Road Young Person's Hostel

Referral address

74-76 Whitstable Road

Referral phone

01227 781158

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

16 and 17 year old homeless who have had a joint housing assessment. 18-25 year old care leavers who are being supported by social services.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. However each applicant will be assessed to ensure suitability before being offered accommodation.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals are accepted from housing options teams after completed joint housing assessment. Referrals from social services. If you are 16 - 17 & are homeless living in Kent please either go to your local council offices or call social services on 03000 41 11 11. If you are a care leaver & have a personal advisor please request that your advisor refers you to access Porchlight. 18 – 25 year olds who have not been in care (are not care leaver) can still refer to Porchlight to access accomodation.

Referral procedure

Call our helpline on 0800 567 7699 or visit our website to refer https://www.porchlight.org.uk/get-help

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: -
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Intensive keywork meetings. Staff provide support around benefits, budgeting, training and employment, health, social skills, self-esteem and confidence, and finding appropriate long term accommodation.

Rooms and charges

Contact service for details of personal costs.

  • Total spaces: 10


  • Furnishings: Fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Access to a communal lounge and garden. Service user computer is provided and wifi is provided to all the residents.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own room only. Must attend house meetings and engage with support offered.



User participation


Further information

Public transport

Canterbury West Train station roughly half a mile away.



Is this page accurate?

If you work for Porchlight - Whitstable Road Young Person's Hostel 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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