New beginnings thanks to the ID Fund

28 May 2019

Transform Housing & Support is delighted to receive a grant of £4,138 from the Community Foundation for Surrey which was made possible by the generosity of the Community Foundation’s Donors. 

The award is to support our clients in Surrey that require formalised identification (ID).

Clients are referred to Transform as they are homeless or in inappropriate housing and many have experienced a family or relationship breakdown, or domestic abuse. Often they arrive with no possessions at all, including any forms of ID.

Transform’s purpose is to help our clients live independent and fulfilling lives. Part of our role is to build up their confidence enabling them to gain practical life skills and helping them get access to training, education and employment opportunities. But it often starts with something as simple as opening a bank account. Without ID this process of rebuilding their lives can’t begin.  

We rely on charitable donations from organisations such as the Community Foundation for Surrey. Without their help and support our clients would not be able to obtain ID such as passports, driving licences and birth certificates. This will enable them to open a bank account, access welfare benefits, enrol at college, seek employment, and apply for a DBS prior to starting work. This same ID will then enable them to access private rented accommodation when they eventually move-on from Transform.

If you would like to know more about how you can help us continue our valuable work please contact

Paul McMahon, Trust & Major Donor Manager

01372 387125

 

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