Catching Lives - Canterbury Open Centre

Contact details

Catching Lives - Canterbury Open Centre
Station Road East

Public phone: 01227 464904


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Day centre for people who are homeless or in insecure or temporary accommodation. Referrals to emergency and longer term housing. Housing advice, including resettlement and tenancy sustainment. Mental health Specialist Monday - Wednesday. Showers, laundry, clothing, breakfast, lunch (free for rough sleepers). Care of address and free telephone use for non personal calls (i.e. regarding benefits, GP, Housing etc). Needle Exchange. IT use available. Occasional drop in nurse and podiatry services.

Target group: Homeless people, rough sleepers and those living in temporary or insecure accommodation.

Area served: Canterbury and East Kent.

How to contact: Drop-in or phone (01227 464904) / email.


Monday: 9am - 2pm

Tuesday: 9am - 2pm

Wednesday: 9am - 2pm

Thursday: 9am - 2pm

Friday: 9am - 2pm

Weekends: 9am – 2pm

Office Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri + 8.30am – 2.30pm Sat and Sun


Wheelchair access: Yes - limited

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: No parking. The entrance is level and it is a single storey building. We have no adaptions for those with hearing issues.

Other information

Languages other than English: Access to interpreters and Polish + French speaking members of staff.

Charity number: 1014868

Year established: 1991

Staffing: 12 staff.

Public transport: Opposite Canterbury East train station, 5 minutes walk from the bus station.

Record last checked: 14 August 2023


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