Hightown HA - Kent House
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people. Can accept 2 couples. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to St Albans.
Who we cannot help
History of arson, violence, or sex offence.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from any agency. Most referrals come from St Albans District Council, St Albans Open Door and the Probation Service.
Phone Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm or write. Applicant and agency complete application form before interview. Need proof of ID and background information, eg CPA notes, care plans, risk assessment, housing references.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
7 staff, available 8am-10pm daily, waking night cover. Compulsory keywork system (8 residents per key worker), with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 6 months. Staff provide support around independent living skills, social skills, self-esteem, training and employment.
16 single units plus 2 double rooms for couples.
St Albans City train station - 5 mins walk.