Homeless Care at Maidstone Day Centre
Homeless Care has been working in Maidstone for over 33 years, to support homeless and vulnerable people.
 
We are a registered charity and our main activity is running a comprehensive service for homeless men and women at Maidstone Day Centre in Knightrider Street. Over that time, much has changed but our focus remains on helping people going through a difficult time in their lives and we do that through several projects.
 
Food for Thought, is now going into it's 17th year and in 2021 the need continues, for people who would otherwise go hungry.
 
Goodsell House is a shared house for homeless men, that was gifted to us by a local philanthropist.

Being able to put food on the table has to be upmost in  the minds of those struggling to make ends meet, our food bank, Food for Thought, was set up 16 years ago to help.The need for our service is even greater in 2021 and we continue to rely on all the supermarkets, churches, schools, businesses  and individuals who make it possible.

 
Maidstone Christian Care, the name we started with in 1986, remains our link with the local churches who have supported our work from the beginning.

Are you in need of help?

If you find yourself suddenly homeless, please call the Day Centre on 01622 674064. We know this is not a 9-5 issue, so if you are in need in the evening or over a weekend, please ring Maidstone Borough Council Emergency number for help on 0808 196 3710 or Porchlight on 0800 567 7699.
 
If you are in need of a food parcel  please contact our manager, Matt Lamb on 01622 674064 or email: manager@homelesscare.org.uk.
 
Thank you to everyone who has provided support throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and please keep safe and positive.

 

Who are we?

A board of 9 trustees, all volunteers, who are responsible for the decisions that keep the funds coming in and the wheels of the organisation turning.
 
We have a team of staff members, based at 15 Knightrider Street and a team of brilliant volunteers. Click here to find out how to get involved.
 
Every member of the team  works together to run our projects, helping our men and women clients to turn their lives around.
 
We started as Maidstone Christian Care in 1986 with the objective of supporting homeless and vulnerable people. The charity opened the first Maidstone Day Centre in 1995 in a ground floor flat at Lenworth House and in 2004 moved to 15 Knightrider Street. Knightrider Street was a massive move requiring massive effort, none of it could have been achieved without the support of local churches. Today that strength and determination is even more important as Homeless Care makes the moves for the future it sees, serving the community and helping when things don't go right for so many people. Help, food and shelter are essential for survival for many.
 
Each of the four projects comes under the umbrella of Homeless Care.
Maidstone Homeless Care - Maidstone Day Centre
Maidstone Homeless Care - Food for Thought
Maidstone Homeless Care - Maidstone Goodsell House
Maidstone Homeless Care - Maidstone Christian Care

How you can help

Donations help Maidstone Homeless Care
We rely on grants from organisations and donations from people in the community, to continue our work. We are always tremendously grateful for even the smallest amount you can give. See our Support Us page for more information.

Regular donations are particularly useful as they allow us to plan our work. Both one off and regular donations can be set up by clicking on the Virgin Money Giving donate button. You will be asked if you wish to add Gift Aid.

 
Adding Gift Aid means that your donation will be increased by 12.5% at no extra cost to you.

If you are posting us a cheque you can include a Gift Aid form and we will do the rest.

 

 

Amazing, a joy to come to meet the staff and pals here, Hygiene, food, laundry showers impeccable. I love it. Lucy

 

Maidstone Day Centre Social

I felt very welcome here, I feel if I need a good meal or a safe place to go I can come here. Megan