An Overview of our Services
The Housing Crisis Intervention Service (HCIS) which offers housing advice, welfare benefits advice and referals to relevant housing options including hostels. Single people with a local connection to Kingston upon Thames and who are homeless, at risk of being homeless or with housing issues can visit without an appointment between 10am-1pm Monday to Friday. Due to the high level of demand, the service is not able to deal with matters over the telephone or by e-mail.
Through the Access Project, KCAH is able to house up to 47 people with a local connection to Kingston upon Thames in its 12 rented houses for a period of up to two years. KCAH offer the tenants ongoing support with benefit claims and life skills such as budgeting and every tenant has a tailor-made Support Plan. Each tenant has their own locked bedroom and the use of shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Some properties also have a common lounge and a garden.
From September 2018 we have been running an annual Winter Night Shelter every night for anyone in need. We offer a simple meal, community, advice and somewhere safe to rest. This year the shelter is being held at two amazing venues, All Saints Church and Kingsgate Church. We currently have 25-30 people coming to stay every night, people who would otherwise not have any other choice but to sleep outside. If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate a sleeping bag, please email email@example.com.
From January 2020 we have been running a morning centre, the Pathway, offering a warm space from 7:30am until 11:00am.
We provide a Job Club to help our clients find work which runs on Tuesday afternoons.
We also provide emergency clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, a mailbox, simple mobile phones and food for people who are living on the streets or with no home to call their own.
Click on the links to the left (or below) for further information about our work.
Every Tuesday we offer our clients help with CV-writing, job search, interview skills and confidence building at our Job Club