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Centra - Old Schools Lodge

Referral address

5B New Cross Street


01843 223131


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people and families. Must have local 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

Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Interview, application form and background checks.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Maximum2 years

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

7 staff available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, on-call system 5pm-9am, 24 hour cover weekends and bank holidays. Keyworker system (5 residents per worker) with weekly meetings. Garden project, various clubs and activities.

Health services

Signposting to appropriate services.

Access to move-on

Provide assistance with finding accommodation and setting-up.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

19 6 x 1 bed flats for young people aged 18-25, 1 x 1 bed flat (any age), 12 bedsits.


Bedsit: 12
Flat: 7
£22.79pw required from residents receiving benefits.

FurnishingsFlats and bedsits fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, TV, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilitiesNone.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.


Between 9am-7pm. No overnight guests.

User participation

House meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Food. Phone 01843 223131 for details.

Further information ^ back to top


Circle Housing.

Public transport

Margate train station within walking distance.

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