Update: May 2018

Thank you to all those that took part in the consultation on the Homelessness Support Service for Vulnerable Adults in Kent. The consultation report summarising the feedback received during the consultation can be found below in the ‘Summary of Results’ section. Also available below is the Equality Impact Assessment which has been updated following the consultation.

The proposals have recently been discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee. The committee papers are available here.

This page will be updated once a decision has been taken on the future of the service (expected June 2018).




Kent County Council (KCC) funds homelessness support services for vulnerable young people (16-25), adults who are over 18 and offenders who need additional support. Currently, those services can be categorised as either ‘supported housing’, ‘floating support’ or ‘rough sleeper outreach’.

We would like to hear your views on the proposals contained within the consultation document, which refers to plans for those 18+, and your thoughts on how we might improve the future delivery of homelessness support for vulnerable adults in Kent. Your views will be used to help shape the future of these services after October 2018.


This consultation closes at midnight on 4th March 2018. 


Have your say

We would like to hear your views on our proposal.  We recommend you read the consultation document which can be found in the 'Consultation Documents' section below. To take part in the consultation, please fill in the online questionnaire which is available in the 'Respond to this Consultation' section below.

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more about the proposals and ask any questions:






Drop-in 10:00 – 13:00

Healthy living centre
St Edmunds Church Living Well
St Edmunds Road, Dartford, DA1 5ND



Drop-in 10:00 - 13:00

Tunbridge Wells Library
Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1NS

Tunbridge Wells


Drop-in 10:00 – 13:00

Ashford Gateway Plus
Church Road, Ashford, TN23 1AS



Drop-in 14:00 – 16:00

GAP Project
Queens Rd, Broadstairs, CT10 1NU



Drop-in 10:00 – 13:00

Dover Gateway
69-71 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PD



Drop-in 10:00 - 13:00

Folkestone Library
2 Grace Hill, Folkestone, CT20 1HD



Drop-in 10:00 – 13:00

Gravesham gateway
Civic Centre
Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU



Drop-in 10:00 – 13:00

Lily Smith House
15 Knightrider Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LP



Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.


Privacy: Kent County Council collects and processes personal information in order to provide a range of public services. Kent County Council respects the privacy of individuals and endeavours to ensure personal information is collected fairly & lawfully.  We will follow our Data Protection Act guidelines to keep your information secure and confidential.


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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    22 Jan 2018 at 13:00
  • Closed
    4 Mar 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    22 May 2018


Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic General interest, Adult social care, Healthcare and public health, Housing
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

Post:  Homelessness Consultation, Community Support, Strategic Commissioning 3rd Floor Invicta House, County Road, Maidstone ME14 1XX