Prevention Plus

Folkestone & Hythe District Council offer a support service for tenants who are experiencing difficulties with housing who meet specific criteria for referral.

Prevention Plus is a 12 week programme open to individuals or couples without children who live in the Folkestone & Hythe district and who are experiencing difficulties with housing. They may also have problems with:

  • Debt/rent arrears
  • Benefit
  • Budgeting
  • Employment/training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Family/host mediation

A landlord can ask the tenant's permission to make a referral for them. Please contact the Prevention Plus Officer on 01303 853483 with the tenant's contact details and a brief description of their current situation.

KCC Housing -related Support workers (floating support)

Kent County Council (KCC) offer housing-related support (or floating support) to vulnerable adults (over 16) who are:

  • Facing eviction
  • Struggling to manage their tenancy
  • Having difficulty budgeting & paying their rent
  • Fleeing domestic violence or experiencing harassment

Floating support services are short term (less than 1 year) and will have the flexibility to support tenants wherever they live.

The service can help tenants to:

  • Set up and maintain a home or tenancy
  • Manage finances and benefit claims
  • Develop independent living skills
  • Gain access to other services
  • Ensure their accommodation is safe and secure