Building Chances for homeless and vulnerable people

23 June 2015

At Transform Housing & Support, our Building Chances programme will expand our services to help more and more homeless and vulnerable people in our community.

Building Chances is our biggest development programme for over a decade. We are building and renovating a range of properties across Surrey and the London Borough of Sutton, to create new supported housing for homeless and vulnerable people.

Our supported housing gives people the second chance they desperately need. There is a real shortage of such housing for homeless people, disadvantaged young people, and those affected by mental health issues, disabilities, or drug and alcohol issues. We are working with local councils and other agencies to ensure we help those who are most vulnerable.

By the time the project is complete, we will have created new homes for 60 to 80 people. To date we have created new homes for 35 people in need:

  • Woodham Lane: Flats for eight homeless people
  • Space to recover: Two dry and drug-free houses
  • Breaking the cycle: Housing for three ex-offenders
  • Charter Court: Flats for seven homeless people
  • Empty Homes: Homes for homeless young people and families

We have a further 25 units of housing in development and other projects in the pipeline:

  • Building better futures: Three shared houses for homeless young people
  • Camperdown Court: Homes for life for people with learning disabilities

We have a fundraising target of £1 million for this life-changing programme and have already raised £433,000, thanks to the generosity of charitable trusts, individuals and the local community.

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