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
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.
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.
Increased wellbeing of residents
Activities» Refurbish the kitchen
What success will look like
Feedback gained from residents in House Meetings and observed increased use of the kitchen area.
Increased self-esteeem and more life-skills. Resident feedback questionaires will be used to evidence the results.
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.
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 - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £5,000 Kitchen Refurbished kitchen
Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
All residents of the house. A maximum of 8 at any one time, approximately 15 each year.
We have 25 years of experience with homeless people in our accommodation.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Homeless person given accommodation and support in the house.