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SHP - SMU Service (Dennis Handfield House)

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people who require a high level of support and whose primary needs relate to drug and alcohol use. Can accept clients with mental health needs, rough sleepers and ex-offenders. Can accept people with dogs. Must have a local connection to LB Camden.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from other designated referral agents within the Generic Adult Pathway.

Referral procedure

Application form and risk assessment completed by referring agency. Require psychiatric, discharge and probation reports, CPA notes and MG16 as appropriate. Proof of ID and income. Interview.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (6-8 residents per key worker), with formal and informal meetings. Support plan with agreed targets reviewed at least every 3 months. Staff provide support around life skills, behaviour management, benefits and primary health care needs.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

King's Cross tube and train station - 10 minutes walk. Buses 45, 46, 63, 67, 73, 476.