East Kent Young People Supported Housing

Whitstable Road, Canterbury CT2 0800 917 0556

East Kent Young People Supported Housing has schemes across Canterbury, Swale and Thanet. We provide accommodation and support for young people aged 16 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including children in care and care leavers.

At a glance

  • Staff on-site during office hours, with overnight concierge service in Canterbury
  • Short-term supported housing for up to one year
  • Communal kitchen, lounge, computer room and garden

Location

Location

Across East Kent, specifically Canterbury, Swale and Thanet. All schemes offer easy access to shops, restaurants, colleges and public transport links.

Accommodation type

Accommodation type

A total of 33 furnished single-occupancy bedrooms in shared houses, 25 furnished one-bedroom apartments and one furnished studio apartment. There is WiFi in all communal areas.

Communal areas

Communal areas

Shared kitchen, lounge, bathroom, laundry room, computer room and garden.

Safety and security

Safety and security

Staff office on-site, CCTV and a secure door access system help to ensure residents’ safety and security.

Tenancy agreement

Rental agreement type

Either an assured shorthold tenancy agreement, or a form of licence agreement, depending on the scheme and type of accommodation.

Accommodation

Support planning

Staff draw up a personalised support plan with residents using the Young Person's Star model. 

Staff availability

Our highly-trained staff are on-site during office hours at all schemes. There is an overnight concierge service and an out-of-hours telephone service, should residents require any further support.

Tailored care, support and assistance includes

  • Maintaining a tenancy
  • Managing finances (budgeting and benefits)
  • Cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • Building positive relationships
  • Accessing education, training and work
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Maintaining health, safety and security
  • Signposting and accessing other services
  • Planning a successful move-on

Additional support services

If you are aged 16 to 25 and are homeless or at risk of homelessness, you may be eligible to receive housing-related floating support through our East Kent Young People Floating Support service. This service also provides follow-on support for East Kent Young People Supported Housing residents when they move on to live independently.

Eligibility

Eligibility

To be eligible for a place at East Kent Young People Supported Housing, applicants must be aged:

  • 16 or 17 and be homeless or at risk of homelessness, or
  • 16 or 17 and be a child in care, or
  • 16 to 21 and be a care leaver

How to apply

We can only accept referrals from Kent County Council. We work in close partnership with the Social Services team, the Leaving Care team and the Access to Resources teams. For more information about the referral and application process, please contact the relevant team at Kent County Council.

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