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Homeless charity benefits from £1,000 donation

04 March 2022

Homeless charity benefits from £1,000 donation

Hope into Action is the Cambridge branch of the national charity of the same name, which helps the homeless and is set to benefit from a £1,000 donation from Community Champions.

Matthew Morton from Hope into Action explains: “Our charity partners with local churches to house homeless people and we are currently managing 11 homes housing 35 tenants, including 10 children, all within Cambridge.

“The funding we’ve received from Persimmon Homes will be used to directly support the Cambridge project to pay for empowerment workers who work with all of our tenants to help them with managing their tenancies, benefits, mental health sign posting and employment matters.

“All of our tenants have support needs and are vulnerable to homelessness or have been homeless in the past. Every tenant that we house is provided with a befriender, who is usually a church volunteer, who gives extra support alongside a key worker from Hope into Action.

“We endeavour to keep our rents as affordable as possible, which is one of our social objectives and have to raise the funds we need for our key workers who work directly with our tenants. We are grateful to Persimmon Homes East Midlands for this donation and this will make a big difference to our work and the lives of the people we help.”

Nick Phillips, managing director for Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “Homelessness is something that continues to blight the lives of many people who often find themselves in such a situation due to losing their job or through a relationship breakdown.  Knowing that there are organisations like Hope into Action around who look after people when they are at their most vulnerable is fantastic and we are delighted to be able to help with a donation from Community Champions.”

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