Project information

New Kitchen for Homeless Accommodation

We provide supported accommodation in residential houses. Our largest house has a maximum of 8 people living there and the wear and tear on the ameneties is high. Particularly the kitchen area is old, with damaged work surfaces and a bad layout. We want to replace and refurbish that kitchen.

Approximately 2 weeks

Charity information: The Bridge Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The wellbeing of our residents is very important and part of that is to provide them with a quality home that they can feel safe and comfortable in. Having communial areas that are welcoming and easy to use gives them encouragement to mix with other residents and in the case of kitchens, a chance to learn new skills which they can use when they move on from us to independence.

    Solution

    The kitchen area needs to be usefully laid-out and welcoming to use as we encourage residents to learn to cook for themselves. At present the area is old and uninviting. A new kitchen, laid-out better, with decent quality worktops, cupboards, tiling and flooring will encourage more use of this facility.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increased wellbeing of residents

    Activities

    » Refurbish the kitchen

    Feedback gained from residents in House Meetings and observed increased use of the kitchen area.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Increased self-esteeem and more life-skills. Resident feedback questionaires will be used to evidence the results.

    Risk

    The residents themselves may not like the changes and therefore could be discouraged from using it. We have therefore consulted with residents on how they would like the kitchen to look, and drawn up our plans according to their preferences.

    Reporting

    The results of the questionnaires will be disseminated to donors, along with any statements from residents confirming their appreciation and use of the facility.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Kitchen Refurbished kitchen
  • Background

    Location

    Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

    Beneficiaries

    All residents of the house. A maximum of 8 at any one time, approximately 15 each year.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 25 years of experience with homeless people in our accommodation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Client

    Homeless person given accommodation and support in the house.