CRASH is delighted to announce the completion of Manor Cottage at Emmaus Brighton & Hove, which will provide a much needed home for six homeless people, thanks to the generosity and team work of CRASH Patrons. Emmaus Communities offer homeless people companionship, a place to live and work, and an opportunity to integrate back into mainstream society.

The need

Christine Squince, Chief Executive of Emmaus Brighton & Hove, said: ‘‘Manor Cottage needed extensive refurbishment works to ensure it met building regulations. This included a new flat roof, doors, windows, shower rooms, boiler, reconfiguration of the kitchen and a total redecoration; all of which added up to a budget well beyond our means.’’

How CRASH Patrons helped

CRASH Patron companies A-Plant, Argent, Bauder, British Gypsum, Buildbase, Dulux Trade and Forterra came together and provided their professional expertise, materials and financial aid to completely refurbish Manor Cottage.