The Bridge Trust has 5 residential properties based within the communities of Tonbridge, Southborough and Tunbridge Wells, providing short-term supported accommodation for up to 23, otherwise homeless people. We give each resident the security of a bedroom with their own washing facilities, although from time to time residents may have to share. They also have access to other facilities in the house, including the lounge, kitchen, showers, bathrooms, washer/dryers etc, which are shared by all the residents in the property.
Residents can remain with The Bridge Trust for a maximum of 24 months, but the average stay in one of our houses is just over 12 months at which point we assist residents to move-on to either private rented or local Housing Association accommodation.
Providing accommodation addresses the primary need of each resident. They are expected to work with one of our Supported Housing Officers who will key work with them and agree and regularly review Support Plans, with goals set in consultation with the resident. They will also look at other issues in their lives such as emotional, financial, dependencies, health, training, employment or general life skills. The Supported Housing Officers also facilitate access to outside support agencies if needed. Our aim is not to take-over responsibility for our residents but to empower them to fulfil their potential and regain control of their lives.
We produce a Guide to Wellbeing as part of the Support we offer to our residents.
Access to our accommodation is by Application Form and interview. We usually have a waiting list but that can change on a daily basis. We have no direct access accommodation available.
Please see our Application Pack for our Admissions Policy, our Application Form and other related information.