CRASH delivers extensive refurbishment of move-on house from “dingy, dark accommodation to a welcoming, light-filled, well-equipped home” for homeless women and men in London.
Buildbase Creates Bathrooms for CHYP
How CRASH Patrons helped
- £2,245 of donated materials from CRASH Patron Buildbase.
- £3,750 cash grant awarded by CRASH, bringing the total value of support up to £5,995.
“We provide not only a roof over heads but practical and emotional support in order for young people to get their lives back on track. The move on property is important for when they are preparing to live independently, so it’s vital we provide them with the right environment in which to do so.”
Fundraising Officer at CHYP
Beccy’s story is similar to that of many of the young people CHYP help. Aged 23, Beccy was forced to move back to her parent’s home following a relationship breakdown. However she suffered from bipolar disorder and her relationship with her family became very strained as she found it impossible to fit back in. She was accepted by CHYP and started working immediately with her key worker.
Initially she was unable to work or attend college, due partly to her illness, but with guidance and support she started to grow in confidence and made steps towards her personal goals.
Beccy says “Before CHYP my life was going nowhere.”
But now four years later she is moving forward in her life, living independently in her own flat and working.