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Accommodation

SHP - King George's Hostel


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men with a history of sleeping rough in Westminster. Particularly target continuing drug users. Accept men with dogs.

Who we cannot help

No Automatic Exclusions.

Gender

Men

Minimum age accepted

18

Maximum age accepted

65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

General bed and substance misuse unit referrals through CHAIN . Mental health unit referrals through Westminster community mental health teams and JHT.

Referral procedure

Referrals submitted through Westminster on CHAIN. Interview are conducted before accepted. These interviews can be flexible regarding location, e.g. on site, via video calls, at day centres, hospital, prison etc.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation


Support offered

16 staff, 24 hour waking cover, minimum of 3 staff on duty. Staff offer intensive housing management and individual support. 9 staff are responsible for key-work, average of 8-10 residents per key worker. Hostel has close working relationships with a range of local statutory and voluntary agencies. Life skills training programme. Mental health crisis beds and substance misuse unit have higher support.

Total spaces

68

Units

In 9 cluster flats.

Further information

Public transport

Victoria tube - 10 mins walk. St James Park tube - 5 mins walk. Buses 24, 36, 73.