SHP - Dennis Handfield House

Referral address

93-99 King's Cross Road

Referral phone

020 7833 0386

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people who require a high level of support and whose primary needs relate to drug and alcohol use. Can accept clients with mental health needs, rough sleepers and ex-offenders. Must have a local connection to LB Camden.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from other designated referral agents within the Generic Adult Pathway.

Referral procedure

Application form and risk assessment completed by referring agency. Require psychiatric, discharge and probation reports, CPA notes and MG16 as appropriate. Proof of ID and income. Interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 18 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (6-8 residents per key worker), with formal and informal meetings. Support plan with agreed targets reviewed at least every 3 months. Staff provide support around life skills, behaviour management, benefits and primary health care needs.

Rooms and charges


  • Single: 39
  • Total spaces: 39


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: Platform lift.
  • Other facilities: Communal area, IT suite, garden, gym, WIFI.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must attend and participate in support planning meetings. Smoking restricted to residents' bedrooms. Licence agreement.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

King's Cross tube and train station - 10 minutes walk. Buses 45, 46, 63, 67, 73, 476.


Admin support, peer support, project worker, group work, activities, ETE, catering. Contact SHP Head Office directly 0203 695 6725


Call 0203 695 6725.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for SHP - Dennis Handfield House 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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