Access to Kickstart accommodation is through the Southend Access Gateway referral panel (0845 6027895) - multi-agency panel reviews the needs and aspirations of all potential applicants and matches potential residents to supported housing
The Access Gateway Referral Panel uses the following criteria to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be considered for housing: Local Connection (i.e. Lived 3 years in the past 5, or parents, siblings, adult children resident in Southend 5yrs.
Referrals are made in person at the Haven Support Centre: Monday - Friday 8.30am-3.30pm. They will assess and refer appropriate applicants to shelter if eligible and space available. Local connection to the Watford, Three Rivers or Hertsmere area.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for referral form or print off from website. Form should be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed. Referral can also be made via the drop-in service Mon-Fri 2pm-3.30pm.
Night Shelter Bus Service Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 9pm - 6am Pick ups are available in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford, please call 01234 334600 (9am-5pm) or 07721127006 (after 5pm) for more details.