Birkdale is a sheltered scheme for adults over 55 years of age with support needs and is based in Tunbridge Wells.

Where we can help

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Who we support

Older people

About the service

The scheme consists of 29 flats with a mixture of one bedroom and studio rooms.

We provide a housing related support service for two hours, three days a week which is available for as long as you live at the scheme.

Along with tenancy support, we can help you with things like:

  • Maintaining your tenancy
  • Applying for benefits and dealing with appeals
  • Advice on move on options, housing applications and tenancy information
  • Linking in with GPs, dentists and other relevant health care professionals
  • Signposting or referrals to other agencies where necessary such as Community Mental Health services, drug and alcohol services, sexual health, solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Managing arrears, debt and budgeting
  • Education, training and work
  • General advice and guidance

Every customer has a support plan that reflects your support needs and aspirations. Support workers regularly review your plan with you to make sure that it still reflects your needs.


Referrals are accepted through the Kent Homechoice service.

Contact Details

Tel: 0300 123 3456