Based in Stockwell in the London Borough of Lambeth, this service supports 87 homeless young people from 16 years of age, to gain life skills and be able to live independently.
of customers maximised their income
of customers gained work experience
of customers moved on positively
Customers are referred by Lambeth Council and stay for around two years on average. When customers move in we empower them to make decisions about their support, including choosing their Support Worker and times of 1:1 sessions. Our person centred approach enables customers to identify their existing strengths and skills so they can achieve their goals and aspirations. We also believe customers can move beyond their current support needs and achieve their full potential by developing new skills and accessing opportunities.
Whilst at King George’s House, customers engage in developing life and independent living skills including building self esteem, fostering positive relationships, cooking, budgeting and maximising income. Support into education, training or employment is tailored to individual needs, circumstances and goals on various levels. Customers also have access to staff 24 hours a day.
Our Community Host Scheme, which supports young people unable to live at home to find accommodation in a family setting, is also managed at our Stockwell site. For more information see our Community Host Scheme page.
King George’s House consists of 87 en-suite rooms. There is a communal lounge available to all customers.
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Staff have helped me so much, and I’ve learned how to live and think independently. I really didn’t know how to do that when I first came to King George’s House. I am better in so many ways.
Stephanie, a customer of King George’s House
*of those who left the service and needed support in this area.