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Why ACL Homes?


     ACL Homes offers Residential and Supported Housing Units in Folkestone, a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, South East England.  We provide a wide range of services in a supportive and empowering environment. We offer individuals the opportunity to enhance their life skills and build emotional strength to lead an active life back in their own community.

     Our person-centered care and support plans encourage individuals to choose areas of interests that will promote positive mental health and an all round feeling of well being. Wherever possible, social and community integration is promoted – our team works pro-actively, supporting access to local leisure and recreational facilities, local or regional events and further education courses. ACL focuses on goal setting and promotes outcomes-based rehabilitation scheme.

     While we are able to accommodate people with a wide range of mental health illnesses, we have particular expertise in supporting individuals with a forensic background. We believed that people with a more complex history have not always had a chance to have their voices heard or received really high quality of person centred support. Often they have not had the opportunity for many years to live in the community. Meeting the mental health needs of adults and young people in the criminal justice system is high on the Government agenda.  ACL Homes supports this and provides care and support to offenders in accordance to the country’s criminal justice system.

What we do


Our aim is to preserve the independence of the individual client, but for keyworker, carers, management and the Company to be on hand to help and advise whenever this is sought or required.

To provide more than 80% of the team trained at higher levels than NVQ2 in Social Care.

To try and create a secure family type atmosphere and a feeling of security of an atmosphere where, whatever the weather or world situation, our clients will be happy and content.

To try to instill a feeling that the client’s accommodation, their bedroom, lounge and areas all over the Home, is indeed their home and that they can take decisions about their daily life wherever possible.

To put maximum emphasis in enabling clients to manage their own lives to the greatest attainable extent thus making it possible for him or her to maintain their previous lifestyle whenever possible. Allowances will be made for personal idiosyncrasies. Normal daily routines will be encouraged, promoting participation whenever possible. In this way, our client’s independence and individuality can be fostered, allowing choice, autonomy and participation.

Residential Housing

Arthur Court is close to the centre of Folkestone and is able to house 19 active adults suffering from a variety of Mental Health Problems. While Camelot Lodge is a very lively Home for adults with a mental health problem and can provide a reasonable amount of assistance as well as support.

Supported Housing

Fieldhouse is a shared accommodation, providing Assured Shorthold Tenancies for 3 people. Here, we can provide a wide range of services in a supportive and empowering environment.