Kimbilio House

Kimbilio is a community service that provides supported accommodation as well as supported living for homeless people.

“We believe that a home is more than having a roof over your head; it is a place where one feels LOVED. Love can mean many things to different people. For us, however, LOVE is an acronym for a sense of Link, Overt-kindness, Value and Equanimity.

Link stands for a sense of connectedness belonging and identity; Overt-kindness is a word for a sense of assured nurturance, provision and care; Value is a sense of unconditional acceptance and life purpose, and Equanimity is a word for emotional comfort and resilience – the ability to cope well and rebound from the adversities of life.

For us, LOVE means a sense of connectedness, belonging, assured provision, care, unconditional acceptance, life purpose and emotional resilience. In essence, home is more than having a place to live, but a life characterised by a psychological, social and spiritual state of secure LOVE.

Kimbilio (a Swahili word for refuge) aims at providing person-centred support for the homeless to develop a secure sense of LOVE. Dreamlife will commence operating its first supported accommodation home early next year (2022). Kimbilio house is planned to provide a home for single homeless people in Liverpool.”


Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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