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Riverside - Lily Smith House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single vulnerable homeless people and homeless families with support needs. Must have a local connection to the West Kent area.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.


Mixed and women only

Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals are through the Single Point of Access only on 0800 567 7699 or via website.

Referral procedure

Fill in the online form: https://www.porchlight.org.uk/kent-homeless-connect?utm_source=Rachel+Kelly&utm_campaign=08b272e933-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_08_03_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4c4c31c286-08b272e933-416744345 Call the 24-hour helpline on 0800 567 7699. Approach your Local Authority requesting a referral.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24-hour staff cover 7-days a week. One to one support and tailored support plans built around individual strengths and aspirations.

Total spaces



30 rooms with bedroom and self-contained bathroom. Shared use of communal lounge kitchen. 7 studios, 3 one bedroom flats- fully self-contained.

Further information

Public transport

Maidstone East train station approximately 12 mins walk, Maidstone West train station approximately 7 mins walk. Buses at Chequers Centre approximately 7 mins walk.