Cambridgeshire Homelessness Mar 2018

CRASH helps transform a homelessness day centre in Cambridge

CRASH is delighted that the building works at Wintercomfort for the homeless are now complete thanks to the dedication, perseverance and hard-work of CRASH Patrons BAM Construct UK and Imtech and a number of CRASH supporters.

Wintercomfort for the homeless is a busy day centre in Cambridge that supports men and women who are homeless by offering vital welfare services and opportunities for learning and training.

Mark, a former Wintercomfort Service user, said:

“Before Wintercomfort; I was homeless, I had no job, no passport, nowhere to shower, nowhere to look for work. Since coming to Wintercomfort, I’m learning English, learning IT skills and have a cleaning job.”

How CRASH Patrons helped

Without the generous help of CRASH Patrons and supporters the roof at Wintercomfort would still be leaking, the flooring would be causing trip hazards and there wouldn’t be a reliable power supply throughout the building; all of which are crucial in providing a safe environment for the vulnerable people who access the service.

  • The professional expertise and work of our Patrons and supporters has been invaluable and has saved the charity £44,678. 
  • CRASH added a grant of £10,000 bringing the total value of support to £54,678.

The Impact

“CRASH, BAM Construct UK and Imtech could not have been more generous with their time and considerable resources. The electrical work in particular was very time critical so it didn’t interrupt our vital role of supporting homeless people. The team were very dedicated and we are most grateful to them for all their support’’

James Martin

Services Manager at Wintercomfort

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