A passport to a better life

27 February 2019

Many homeless and vulnerable people referred to Transform have experienced a family breakdown or domestic abuse situation and arrive with no possessions at all, including no formalised identification.

Our role is to support them by enabling them to gain practical life skills, building up their confidence, and helping them to access training, education and employment. We can’t even begin this process if they don’t have any identification.

Thanks to the Unum UK Charitable Donations Committee, to date, we are now in a position to provide at least 80 people with various forms of ID such as passports, driving licences and birth certificates, to enable them to access welfare benefits, enrol at college, seek employment, open a bank account, and apply for a DBS prior to starting work. This same ID then enables them to access private rented accommodation when they eventually move-on from Transform.

To provide this essential non funded service we rely totally on charitable donations from organisations such as Unum UK who, without their help and support, many people would not be able to begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Lauren, one of our clients from Woking, has recently been able to use the fund to apply for a driving license. Read her story here

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

David Annand, Corporate & Community Fundraiser

Tel: 01372 387132

Email: dannand@transformhousing.org.uk

 

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