day centres and hostels
HARP Night Service
HARP Day Centre
59 Valkyrie Road
Westcliff on Sea
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people. Priority given to those with a Southend on Sea connection. Can accept couples who may be accommodated in the same room depending on availability.
Will not accept
No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Self or agency referrals. Drop in to day centre Mon-Fri before 3pm. May require proof of identity. Initial assessment. Admission forms completed by staff on arrival.
Operate a waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
Staff provide support Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm and Sun 10am-5pm, night security cover 9pm-9am and Sat-Sun 5pm-9am. Residents are expected to use the HARP Day Service (approx 1 mile from Night Service), which provides a range of practical help and advice. Residents can gain work experience in the HARP charity shop.
Substance misuse workers on staff team. Onsite GP consultation service at day centre. Other services offered such as ear acupuncture for addiction.
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
14 Single and shared rooms.
2 bed: 4
3 bed: 1
£1.50 per night required from residents receiving benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, garden.|
|Food||Breakfast and evening meal provided.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
No alcohol, smoking or weapons allowed on the premises. Written house rules.
Must be in by 11.30pm and out of building by 8.30am.
House meetings. Questionnaires.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Currently have 40 volunteers. See website or phone 01702 615000 for further information.
Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01702 615000 for details.
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.
Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP).
Bus station - 2 minutes walk. Southend on Sea Central train station - 10-15 minutes walk.