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David Barker House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men who have slept rough, including those with low level support needs around alcohol, drugs and/or mental health. 50% of beds reserved for LB Southwark, however residents do not require a local connection.

Who we cannot help

History of arson or violence. Needs too high.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from street outreach teams (Street Rescue, SPOT etc) and LB Southwark's Housing Advice Service.

Referral procedure

Referrals are received through the local authority which for David Barker House is Southwark Council or from the local outreach team.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 1 Month

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

181 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system with regular meetings as required. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 2-3 months. Staff provide advice and support around independent living skills. Employment Resource Centre and advisors from Salvation Army Employment Plus provide support with education, training and employment.

Total spaces



In 2 buildings of 4-6 room clusters.

Further information

Public transport

Southwark and Elephant & Castle tube stations - 10 minutes walk. Buses 45, 63, 100.