Project information

Windows before winter

The exterior of one of our properties is in a rapidly deteriorating state which will not see it through another winter. It requires a major overhaul and refurbishment works, particularly to the windows and doors at the front entrance. It is a Grade II listed building with unusual architecture.

July 2017 - September 2017

Charity information: Transform Housing & Support

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  • Need

    Need

    Dommett House is home to some of the most vulnerable people in the area. Our clients need support to deal with the issues they are facing, gain new skills and increase their confidence. We provide specialised support, tailored to each client's needs, to help them improve their lives and live more independently.

    Solution

    The work will contribute to the improvement and preservation of Dommett House, in line with its historic listed status. The works will also put the building in better stead for years to come, ultimately reducing the likelihood of expensive repairs and upgrades in the future. This will in turn help us to help more people live independent and fulfilling lives.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our purpose is to help people to live independent and fulfilling lives.

    Activities

    » To offer specialist support to our clients to overcome the issues they are facing and get their lives back on track.

    Organise a site visit at a suitable time.
    Provide progress reports including photos of the renovations


  • Impact

    Impact

    Once the restoration work is complete, the upkeep of Dommett House will be sustained through relatively low cost maintenance.

    Risk

    There are no risks.

    Reporting

    We will organise a site visit at a suitable time and provide progress reports including photos of the renovations.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £79,280

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Borrowing Borrowing
      £25,370 Donations Donations
      £28,910 From reserves From reserves
  • Background

    Location

    Dommett House is home to some of the most vulnerable people in Spelthorne. It is a Grade II listed building. It was originally built by architect W E Watson of Laleham in 1907 for a member of the Doulton family during the Edwardian period. The Doulton’s were the foremost producers of architectural ceramics in the 19th and early 20th century.

    Beneficiaries

    For over 20 years it has been home for some of the most vulnerable people in Spelthorne and continues to produce remarkable outcomes. We provide a lifeline for individuals who need our help and support to transform their lives. The residents have a range of mental health issues and disabilities including a client who is deaf and blind.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We provide our services to more than 2,000 vulnerable people each year, across Surrey and in parts of West Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and south west London. We have over 45 years’ experience of providing housing and support for vulnerable and excluded people, helping them to live independent and fulfilling lives.
    Every penny invested in Transform Housing & Support is spent on charitable activities and worthy causes to ensure that maximum benefit is achieved.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Christine

    Christine lives at Dommett House. In her own words "Transform help people improve their lives by giving them the help and support they need"