A Place To Call Home

A Place To Call Home

Hear Rachel's inspiring story about coming into contact with KCAH when she was homeless and what it meant to her to be offered a home of her own from the Rapid Rehousing Pathway.

Jay's Journey

Jay's Journey

Listen to former Access tenant Jay's inspiring journey about becoming homeless after a relationship breakdown but coming out on the other side. 

We won!

We won!

We were honoured to be crowned winners in the 'Best Charity or Social Enterprise' category at the Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2019. Thank you to everyone supporting our work - we couldn't have done it without you!

To find out more about the awards, please click here.

British Land Community Day at KCAH

British Land Community Day at KCAH

Find our what happened when volunteers from British Land, in partnership with Three Hands, joined the team at KCAH to decorate former KCAH-client Elliott's flat for the annual British Land Community Day! 

Paul's Road to Recovery

Paul's Road to Recovery

Paul shares his inspiring journey from sleeping rough and battling drug and alcohol addiction, to recovery and hope regained.

Make a difference

Make a difference

If you are considering giving of your time to help homeless people in Kingston, read Jillian's inspiring story here.

Big Yellow

Big Yellow

Our thanks to Big Yellow Storage Kingston for helping us with free storage space to house some of the donations we receive, such as sleeping bags and winter coats.

For all the ways in which you can support KCAH, please click here.

CAN YOU HELP?

In For Good 

DONATE NOW

 

 

 At KCAH we support single people facing housing crisis in the Kingston Borough and help to rebuild their lives. We offer much more than just advice, shelter and food - KCAH provides lasting solutions that restore the self-esteem and confidence of vulnerable people, helping them out of the vicious circle of homelessness. 

 

During the current COVID-19 crisis, people who are sleeping rough can come and visit our team for accommodation advice: Monday to Friday from 11am - 1pm. 

** Please be aware that our regular advice surgery is currently adapted to prioritise people who are sleeping rough, as well as existing clients and tenants, to enable them to self-isolate safely.**

 

We also aim to support people in housing crisis by:

  • Making referrals to relevant housing providers, eg YMCA St Paul's Group in Surbiton
  • Providing temporary accommodation in our Access Project
  • Offering a Job Club
  • Running a Winter Night Shelter (currently closed)
  • Providing emergency clothing, equipment and food

For any queries, please call 0208 255 7400.

 

In For Good Appeal

In For Good 

DONATE NOW

   

Summer 2020 Newsletter 

Special Edition, focusing on KCAH's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the image below for our online version, packed with videos and client stories.

Summer Newsletter 2020 Header

To download the PDF version please click here: July Newsletter 2020

Please click here to sign up for the online version.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2020

 

GILL TAYLOR 

Gill Taylor and her husband Miles joined our inspirational team of KCAH Volunteers at The Haven night shelter last winter. Since lock-down they've been working tirelessly to help deliver over 10,000 meals to elderly and vulnerable people, including rough sleepers housed by KCAH in a local hotel.

JEFFREY'S MOVE - ALL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Jeffrey Vanek lived at the Joel project for nearly 6 years. Finally he got a place in sheltered housing thanks to the KCAH staff team - his move was only made possible during the pandemic thanks to help from KCAH Volunteers.
THE CECIL BROS - NEW VOLUNTEERS
21 year old Chris and his 18 year old brother Matt have been volunteering at KCAH during lock down - here's what they think of the experience so far.
SHOW MORE

Life During Lock Down

 

A glimpse into life during lock-down - we hear from KCAH's Sophie Mayor and Darren, who was rough sleeping when the pandemic hit.

 

 

A Heart-Warming Moment During Lock Down

 

 

Housed During Lock Down - Darren's Story

 

 

A Place  To Call Home - Rachel's Story

 Hear Rachel talk about what the support from KCAH meant to her when she was homeless and 

how she eventually was offered her own property through the Rapid Rehousing Pathway scheme

  

British Land Community Day at KCAH - making Elliott's house a home 

See what happened when volunteers from British Land joined us to decorate our client Elliott's new home

  

KCAH is a Registered Charity No. 1075890 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3735702

To find out how we process your data, please access our Data Protection and Privacy statement here