Participating Project

Project information

Home At Last; Rescue, Revive, Renew

The big idea behind our project is transforming our pack-and-go shelter to a permanent building; helping our aim to cease homelessness in the London Borough of Havering, as well as supporting and reintegrating into society those fleeing abuse, fighting substance addiction, and those who are in need.

December 2017 - March 2018

Charity information: Hope4Havering

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  • Need

    Need

    Hope4Havering endeavours to make homelessness history.

    Solution

    Having a fixed shelter will further our efforts by freeing us up to do more in the way of understanding and preventing the cycle of homelessness. Without the burden of packing and going every day we'll have more time, money and energy to spend addressing the emotional, mental, physical, practical and spiritual needs of our guests.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Rescue

    Activities

    » Outreach working
    » Taking referrals from other organisations
    » Referring to other agencies

    Feedback forms and statistics (for example we saved the local police 8 million pounds in 4 years)


    Aim 2

    Revive

    Activities

    » Arranging and sorting out benefits for guests
    » Providing a stable abode for at least 12 weeks, where our guests can receive daily support

    Feedback forms and statistics (for example we saved the local police 8 million pounds in 4 years)


    Aim 3

    Renew

    Activities

    » Provide an environment for emotional, mental and spiritual growth and a support rehabilitation centre if needed
    » Assist with moving into a tenancy

    Success stories, low return rates (ending the cycle)


  • Impact

    Impact

    Significantly reduce and hopefully eliminate homelessness in the London Borough of Havering.
    We'll know that we're achieving this aim because we'll have a shelter where the only guests are new to the street and in the process of finding housing, rehab or work. Our statistics will be indicative as well as the feedback from our community and guests.

    Risk

    There's a possibility we will be out bid for the location we're interested in, we've negotiated the possibilty of leasing it and we've looked into other options to buy.

    Reporting

    We send online reporting to some donors and for others we post a written report depending on their requirements.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £990 industrial cooker purchase and install an industrial cooker in our new unit
      £700 XL Washing Machine Purchase and install an XL Washing Machine
      £500 Large Dishwwasher Purchase and install a large dishwwasher
      £2,810 Kitchen Unit Further renovations: tiling, freezer, flooring
  • Background

    Location

    The London Borough of Havering is the third largest London borough, covering some 43 square
    miles. It is located on the northeast boundary of Greater London. To the north and east the Borough is bordered by the Essex countryside, to the south by a three mile River Thames frontage, and to the west by the neighbouring boroughs of Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham. Havering continues to be a multicultural area with an age profile that is older than London as a whole.

    Beneficiaries

    The homeless and addicted and their circles, the police force, the community, our staff and our volunteers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Hope4Havering is established in the community as a place of refuge for those who have been disenfranchised. Hope4Havering is a catalyst for restoring people who are struggling to overcome poverty, addiction, illness and have their human rights met.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Kim Merry

    Kim Merry is the CEO of Hope4Havering. She will be negotiating, strategizing, managing and championing our cause.