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HARP - The Bradbury Centre

Referral address

103-107 York Road
Southend on Sea


01702 430696


01702 393752


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people. Priority given to those with a Southend on Sea connection.

Will not accept

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Drop in to day centre Mon-Fri before 2pm. May require proof of identity. Initial assessment. Admission forms completed by staff on arrival.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum1 night
Maximum7 nights
Average5 nights

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

Staff provide support Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sun 9am-5pm, night security cover 9pm-9am and Sat-Sun 5pm-9am.

Health services

Substance misuse workers on staff team. Onsite GP/nurse consultation service at day centre. Links to other services.

Access to move-on

HARP Day Service provides advice and support for residents in identifying and securing move-on options. Refer to local floating support services for follow up support.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

18 Single ensuite rooms.


Single: 18
£1.50 per night required from residents receiving benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, computer facilities, garden.
FoodFull board.
Disabled facilities2 ground floor rooms are accessible. Lift from forecourt to ground floor.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol, smoking or weapons allowed on the premises. Written house rules.

Resident access

Must be in by 11.30pm.


Not allowed.

User participation

House meetings. Questionnaires.

Further information ^ back to top

The initial admission is for 7 nights but this can be extended if necessary. The project was set up as a complementary service to the HARP Day Service which provides advice, information, health care and referrals to other services. The Night Service is approximately 1 mile from the Day Service.



Public transport

Bus station - 2 minutes walk. Southend on Sea Central train station - 10-15 minutes walk.

Update Information ^ back to top

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