The High Sheriff of Surrey for 2012/13, Karin Sehmer, visited Transform Housing & Support in Farnham on Thursday 12 July.
Mrs Sehmer, who was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey in April this year, visited several Transform properties in Farnham. We provide housing for 70 people in the Farnham area, including people affected by homelessness, drug or alcohol dependency and mental health issues.
The High Sheriff was introduced to several current Transform clients living and found out more about the issues they had faced. Karin Sehmer has a particular interest in organisations which deal with drug abuse and those which help the physically disabled.
Speaking about her visit, Karin Sehmer said:
“My recent visit to Transform Housing & Support in Farnham was an opportunity to learn more about the way Transform really can transform people's lives. I was particularly impressed by the way in which people were encouraged to help themselves but had support behind them.”
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform Housing & Support, said:
“We are delighted that the High Sheriff visited our properties in Farnham and met our staff and clients. Transform Housing & Support is celebrating its 40th birthday during 2012 and has supported 15,000 people over the past four decades. We are very pleased that Mrs Sehmer had the opportunity to see first-hand the difference Transform makes and the positive changes that we help people make to their lives.”