Opening Doors

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Opening doors is a partnership project between Kineara, Cromwood Housing and the London Borough of Bexley.

The project works closely with single people living in temporary accommodation, helping to find suitable and stable accommodation, while also giving support with complex issues, including; drug and alcohol misuse, financial insecurity and concerns around physical health and mental wellbeing.

What we offer:

  • a dedicated support worker
  • help to access local support services
  • assistance in removing long-term barriers to housing

How it works

Step 1: Enrolment onto the programme.

Step 2: Assignment of a dedicated support worker from Kineara - someone that can help you throughout your journey to independent and stable accommodation.

Step 3: Person-centred support and advice for individuals to access accommodation in the private rented sector.

Step 4: Access to a range of local support services, tailored to your individual needs, such as:

  • support with financial concerns and rent arrears
  • education, training and employment opportunities
  • advice for improved physical health and mental wellbeing

Step 5: Entry into independent, stable and long-term accommodation.

Referrals to Kineara

Housing Services will get in touch with you for the purposes of making a referral to our partner, Kineara, and to provide you with an application form. This gives us consent to enrol you onto Opening doors and share your details with partners. A Housing Officer can help you complete the form.

Your details will then be passed on to Kineara, who will help you to move towards independent, long-term accommodation through holistic and tailored support.

Alternatively, you can email openingdoors@bexley.gov.uk to get in touch.

Data Protection

When we have contact with you, we need to process and share personal information about you or your family, in order to determine eligibility and progress participation in the programme. Please see the Housing Services Privacy Notice for more information on how we process, share and protect your personal information.