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Meet Matthew Lamb, the new Homeless Care Manager.

Matt brings with him an impressive portfolio of experience in the homelessness sector,  and most recently  as Homeless Outreach Officer with Maidstone Borough Council.  His previous  employment  with the Probation Service and with Kent Police have given him greater understanding of the problems surrounding the lives of vulnerable and marginalised men and women. We are delighted to welcome Matt and look forward to working with him. 

Homeless Care is seeking a Social and Digital Marketing volunteer

To: Create landing pages with the purpose of generating an income stream from many small donors 
Social media campaign
Website development
Market research
Following a succesful volunteer placement the charity will provide references and testamonials.

For further details please email

Also wanted - 
local people to join our Trustee Board.
Homeless Care Trustees make up the governing body that ensures  the charity operates with best practice, legality and fairness. We welcome aplicants with  enthusiasm and a passion for helping disadvantaged people towards a brighter future. At the moment, we particularly need people with marketing/journalistic skills and IT/administration experience but we welcome those with other skills.

Time commitment includes a monthly board meeting, Zoom or face to face and individual input according to chosen areas of interest.Quality over quantity!

To find out more & discuss further, please email

It is always heartwarming to receive a thank you.

To Maidstone Day Centre
I want  to express my thanks for the amazing partnership working during these unprecedented times. Despite lockdown, social distancing and the ongoing threat of Covid 19, frontline agencies have continued to provide services for those most at risk and most in need in our communities. As Porchlight's Housing First Coordinator, I want to take this opportunity to sau how much I have valued the ongoing support I have received from Maidstone Day Centre in ensuring that thos housed under Porchlight's Housing First Project, have been assisted with food parcels throughout the lockdown and social isolation period.
The provision of food parcels has not only been a great support to those in need but also to me; by limiting my need to shop during peak times, to buy food for my clients, my risk of exposure to the virus is much reduced.
It is with good interagency partnership working that we often make the most difference.
Again, thank you

Jayne Hendy
Housing First Coordinator

Maidstone Homeless Care Social

I’m doing really well, I’m in France visiting mum and dad and having a great time, thanks for all your help and everything you’ve done for me. Nick


A little thank you for all your help. Suzanne


More information

Homelessness is a growing issue in society and more and more people are a few rent or mortgage payments away from the risk of homelessness. The rise in property prices, lack of affordable housing and difficulties for people getting onto the property ladder become polarised when life circumstances change.

Support for those who are at risk of homelessness or already homeless

Support and information for those potentially at risk of becoming homeless.


National and regional homelessness and deprivation indices

Information, news and resources relating to regional and nation statistics regarding homelessness and deprivation.


Further reading

Latest news on the work Homeless care is doing and our successes, partnerships and links that further our aims.