Homelessness Nottinghamshire Nov 2015

CRASH Brings Hope to Worksop’s Homeless

Hope is a small charity established in 1996, as a very local response to those on the street with a soup kitchen, providing hot meals for anyone who walked in. Over the years they have moved on significantly and now have over 50 staff and volunteers providing support for many hundreds of homeless people each year.

The need

CRASH is currently working with Hope Community Services to help refurbish a six bedroom house in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The property, which needs complete renovation, will provide essential ‘move on’ accommodation for people who are rebuilding their lives after becoming homeless.

Hope  approached CRASH for help after seeing a significant increase in rough sleepers needing their services. Hope is also supporting those within the service for longer periods therefore they need additional capacity to meet the growing number of prospective clients.

The solution

After being approached by Hope, we got to work by reaching out to our patrons to see how we could assist them in increasing their capacity6.

How patrons helped

So far donations of materials have been made by Jackson Buildbase, Marley EternitSiniatBritish Gypsum and Baxi Boilers and CRASH has awarded a £10,000 grant.

The social impact

When complete, HOPE anticipates around 50 adults and around 25 young people will benefit from this project, each year.

That may not seem great numbers, however, these are individuals who are at the margins of society, who have multiple issues, and are in greatest need of help and support. They are people who have few alternatives; Hope is likely to be their final option, other than rough sleeping. The facility, once created, will provide a safe environment from which to rebuild their lives.

Alan Diggles

Chief Executive at Hope

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