The KiP Project is the first response drop in centre for anyone who is rough sleeping, homeless or about to become homeless in Telford and Wrekin. This is the main (but not exclusive) referral route for those accommodated by Maninplace.
KiP opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am - 12pm for drop in sessions, and 12pm - 4pm for pre-arranged appointments only.
Outside of KiP opening hours Maninplace answer any calls made to the “Rough Sleepers Line” and respond accordingly.
Telephone registration will be required for people serving a sentence in HMP establishments, these are by pre-arrangement only.
If you are sleeping rough, homeless or know of someone who has no accommodation please report to The KiP project as soon as possible via the contact details opposite.
Will you, or someone you know, be sleeping on the street tonight?
Are you, or someone you know, going to be homeless, but have somewhere to stay tonight?
If you, or someone you are aware of, will be sleeping rough tonight, please call the “Rough sleepers line” for assistance:
01952 259204 24 hr phone line
If you, or someone you are aware of, is homeless but currently has shelter (defined as sleeping on a sofa, friend of family's floor, hotel, B&B, etc) please call The Salvation Army KIP project for assistance:
01952 256007 during office hours Mon - Fri
KiP@Maninplace, a new era for Telford’s homelessness services.
Two becomes one.
For 12 years The Salvation Army has supported and funded the KiP Information Project based in Wellington. The project has been a first response drop-in service for people who are sleeping rough, homeless or about to become homeless within the borough of Telford and Wrekin and require assistance to access emergency or temporary accommodation, food, clothing and a wealth of advice and signposting to other services.
The Thrive support contract currently operated by The Salvation Army at KiP will end on the 19th of January, and The Salvation Army, with heavy hearts, have taken the difficult decision to step back from its funding of the KiP Project.
Maninplace is privileged to have been asked by the “Inspire 2 Thrive Telford” partners to take the Thrive contract forward from 22nd January and to continue offering floating support to those who access the KiP service at point of need.
We have also been working closely with The Salvation Army and Telford and Wrekin Council to ensure the KiP Project remains in operation and is still the first port of call for those who find themselves facing homelessness in our borough.
We are excited to announce that as of the 22nd of January 2018 the KiP Project will become KiP@Maninplace and will continue to serve those in need of assistance to access emergency or temporary accommodation and work to alleviate their homelessness.
For a short time we will continue to operate the service from its current location in Tan Bank while we prepare a new home for KiP@Maninplace in Wellington.
We would like to pay tribute to the staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to serve those who rely on its service, and to the general public and local businesses who have given so generously to support the project.
We hope you will continue to show your support to KiP@Maninplace in its new phase of life.