Referrals are only taken from partner referral agencies in Tower Hamlets: Whitechapel Mission, Health E1, Crisis Skylight, Providence Row, Praxis, Spitalfields Crypt Trust, Tower Hamlets Community Intervention Scheme, No First Night Out. Those needing shelter must first register at one of these agencies. The agency will then call our referral line to make a referral if appropriate.
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.
Call in at KCAH Mon-Fri 10.30am-1pm to meet with an Advice Support Worker. At present, we still run a drop-in advice surgery. If homeless on the day, KCAH will look to source an accommodation option. Kingston connection only. Some of our own accommodation provision is more restricted and referrals are made through a local multi-agency panel.
Phone Housing Options on 020 7361 3008 daily 9am-5pm or write. Application form completed by applicant and referral agency. Interview. May require additional information if applicant has complex needs. Single Homeless Team who is the gatekeeper to this service. The referrers come self referral, housing options, outreach team, Community Mental Health Team, Probation Service, etc.