KCAH runs a supported housing project for single people - the 'Access Project'.
Referrals to the Access Project come from KCAH's drop-in service (Housing Crisis Intervention Service) and other housing providers in the Royal Borough of Kingston.
Places in the Access Project are available to clients who have no drug, alcohol or substance dependence and who are capable of living independently. Successful referrals require applicants to meet the local connection criteria of being resident in Kingston upon Thames for six out of twelve months or three out of five years.
KCAH has the use of 12 properties which can accommodate up to 47 tenants for a maximum of two years. Each property houses 4-5 people and each person has their own locked bedroom. The kitchen and the bathroom are shared with other tenants and each client is responsible for keeping these areas and the common areas of the property clean and tidy. Some properties also have communal areas and/or gardens.
Although most of the tenants are men we have two properties assigned exclusively to women.
Clients are offered help while they are housed and support is provided in claiming housing benefit, job search, house management, budgeting and debt handling. Clients are also helped and challenged to find long term accommodation of their own before the end of their two year tenancy.
One of our Access Project properties