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Directory: Existing projects


Directory of Self-Help Housing Projects

There are over 100 organisations across England currently engaged in self-help housing:
the practice of bringing empty properties back into use to provide accommodation and local opportunities for training, employment and volunteering. Find your nearest project here!

Directory-of-Projects-2013

Trainees with Southwark
Habitat for Humanity working on a project in South East London

 

Contents: The organisations are listed in alphabetical order according to region.

North East

Yorkshire and Humberside

North West

Midlands

East/South East of England

London

South West

 

Key: EHCGP
Participant
– This tag tells you that the organisation is
participating in the Department for Communities and Local
Government’s Empty Home Community Grant Programme (EHCGP)

 

 

 

 

North East

 

Acumen Development Trust

 

1 Palmer Road,

South West Industrial Estate,

Peterlee,

County Durham,

SR8 2HU

 

T 0191 587 8000

 

Acumen is a Development Trust looking at setting up a small self-help housing project as an initiative to stimulate enterprise.

 

Aquila Way EHCGP participant

 

573 Durham Road,

Low Fell,

Gateshead,

NE9 5EY

 

T 0191 4915700

E info@aquilaway.org

 

Set up in 1984, Aquila Way is a Christian charity which provides a range of housing advice and support, alongside supported accommodation for homeless young people.

 

www.aquilaway.org

 

Centrepoint Soho EHCGP

participant

 

Centrepoint Dundas Street,

Sunderland,

SR6 0AY

 

T 0845 466 3400

E volunteer@centerepoint.org

 

Centrepoint Soho is a national charity
which provides housing and support for homeless or at-risk 16-24 year
olds and has received funding for a project in Sunderland .

 

http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/

 

Coatham House EHCGP
participant

 

Charles Jolly House,

5a High Street,

Redcar,

TS10 3BY

 

T 01642 486844

E enquiries@coathamhouseprojects.org.uk

 

Set up in 1984, Coatham House provides
supported and ‘move-on’ accommodation for homeless young people,
as well as conducting outreach work.

 

www.coathamhouseprojects.org.uk

 

Community Campus 87
(Cleveland) Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

St Mary’s Centre

82-90 Corporation Road

Middlesbrough

TS1 2RW

 

76 Brunswick St,

Stockton-on-Tees,

TS18 1UU

 

T (Stockton) 01642 355605

T (Middlesborough) 01642 247209

E management@cc87.co.uk

 

Community Campus was set up in
Middlesborough 1987 as a community based housing project to cater for
young people. They provide supported accommodation for 16 – 25 year
olds, alongside a range of training and learning opportunities.

 

www.communitycampus87.com

 

Craghead Development
Trust
EHCGP participant

 

Craghead,

Stanley,

County Durham,

DH9 6AN

 

T 01207 290 032

 

Craghead Development Trust was set up
in 2005 with the purpose of furthering the social and economic
regeneration of the Craghead area. Their activities include
maintaining a Post Office and a children’s/community centre, as
well as allotments and a minibus for the area.

 

www.craghead.org.uk

 

Durham Action on Single
Housing Ltd (DASH)
EHCGP participant

 

32 – 34 Dragonville Industrial Park

Dragon Lane

Durham

DH1 2XW

 

T 0191 3845073

E email@dashorg.co.uk

 

DASH is a charity which provides
floating support and supported accommodation for single homeless
people aged 16-65.

 

www.dashorg.co.uk

 

East Cleveland Youth
Housing Trust
EHCGP participant

 

Riverside Building

New Company Row

Skinningrove

Saltburn

Cleveland

TS13 4AU

 

T 01287 644044

 

East Cleveland Youth Housing Trust is a
charity which works to provide housing and construction skills
training for young people through renovating empty properties.

 

www.ecyhtrust.com

 

Five Lamps EHCGP
participant

 

Eldon Street,

Thornaby,

Stockton- on- Tees,

TS17 7DJ

 

T 01642 608316

E Info@fivelamps.org.uk

Five Lamps is a social
enterprise which promotes community development in the North East
through giving careers, volunteering and financial advice, supporting
new enterprises and providing youth activities.

www.fivelamps.org.uk

 

Middlesbrough Community
Land Trust Limited
EHCGP participant

 

The Settlement

St Pauls RD

TS1 5NQ

 

T 01642 227411

E MCLTEnquiries@gmail.com

 

Middlesborough Community Land Trust was
set up in response to demolition plans in their area, with the goal
of exerting greater influence over decisions taken about their area.

 

www.middlesboroughclt.org.uk

 

StopGap Supported
Housing
EHCGP participant

 

Office 3,

4 Meal Market,

Hexham,

Northumberland,

NE46 1NF

 

T 01434 600 051

E info@stopgap-tynedale.co.uk

 

StopGap is a charity which helps the
homeless or those at risk of homelessness through supported and
‘move-on’ accommodation for single adults, as well as tenants
advice.

 

www.stopgap-tynedale.co.uk

 

Tyneside Cyrenians
Limited
EHCGP participant

 

Architectural House

Plummer Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7AB

 

T 0191 273 8891

E central.office@tcuk.org

 

Set up in 1970, the Cyrenians provide
emergency and supported accommodation, as well as training and
education opportunities, support and advice for vulnerable people.

 

www.thecyrenians.org

 

 

 

Yorkshire &
Humberside

 

Barnsley Community
Build
EHCGP participant

 

Beechurst House,

189 Sheffield Road,

Barnsley,

South Yorkshire

S70 4DE.

 

T 01226 786780

E sue.shaw@bcbtraining.co.uk
/ dene.coupland@bcbtraining.co.uk

 

Barnsley Community Build was set up in
1991 and works to create training and employment opportunities in
construction for the unemployed in Barnsley.

 

www.bcbtraining.co.uk

 

Canopy Housing EHCGP
participant

 

114 Lady Pit Lane

Beeston

Leeds LS11 6EE

 

T 0113 294 6868 / 0113 217 7707

E info@canopyhousingproject.org

 

Set up in 1996, Canopy work with
homeless people to renovate empty homes to live in, and to offer
training and employment to opportunities in construction to local
people.

 

www.canopyhousingproject.org

 

Carlton Education and
Enterprise Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

31 Fleetgate,

Barton upon Humber,

North Lincolnshire,

DN18 5QA

 

T 01652 637489

E enquiries@carltoneducation.org.uk

 

Carlton are a not-for-profit
organisation who work with schools and community groups to provide
training and careers advice in disadvantaged areas.

 

www.carltoneducation.org.uk

 

Developing Initiatives
for Support in the Community (DISC)
EHCGP
participant

 

Sapphire House,

IES Centre,

Horndale Avenue,

Aycliffe Business Park,

Newton Aycliffe,

Durham,

DL5 6DS

 

T 01325 731 160

 

DISC is a charity operating across
Durham, Manchester, Leeds and North Yorkshire to provide training and
advice on housing and employment.

 

www.disc-vol.org.uk

 

Fresh Horizons EHCGP
participant

 

3 Browning Rd,

Huddersfield,

HD2 1HU

 

T 01484 551521

E mikemccusker@freshhorizons.org.uk

 

Fresh Horizons are social enterprise
based in Huddersfield that provide careers advice, training and a
community centre, alongside working to tackle empty properties in the
area.

 

www.freshhorizons.org.uk

 

Gipton Supported
Independent Living Limited (GIPSIL)
EHCGP
participant

 

1 Woodfield Court,

Gipton,

Leeds,

LS8 3NT

 

T 0113 248 1813

E info@gipsil.org.uk

 

Set up in 1992, GIPSIL work to provide
housing advice, supported housing and floating support services to
young people.

 

www.gipsil.org.uk

 

Giroscope EHCGP
participant

 

Unit 3,

23 Arthur Street,

Hull,

HU3 6BH

 

T 01482 576374 / 07751350385

E info@giroscope.org.uk

 

Set up in 1985, Giroscope work to
create housing for people in housing need and local training and
volunteering opportunities through renovating empty properties.

 

www.giroscope.co.uk

 

Grimsby and Cleethorpes
Area Doorstep
EHCGP participant

 

115 Pasture Street,

Grimsby,

DN32 9EE

 

T 01472 321444

E info@mydoorstep.org.uk

 

Doorstep are a charity that provide
supported and temporary accommodation, as well as floating support
services, to vulnerable young people in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

 

www.mydoorstep.org.uk

Holme Christian Care
Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

Madison Avenue,

Holmewood,

Bradford,

BD4 0JE

 

T 01274 689306

 

The Holme Christian Care Centre
provides a nursery and pre-school, alongside careers advice,
vocational training and affordable housing in refurbished empty
properties.

 

www.hccbradford.org.uk

 

Keyhouse EHCGP
participant

 

130 North Street

Keighley

BD21 3AD

 

T 01535 211311

 

Set up in 1985, Keyhouse provide
supported accommodation, training and a range of advice services with
the aim of tackling disadvantage in the areas of Keighley, Bradford,
Thirsk and Westborough.

 

www.keyhouse.co.uk

 

Leeds Action to Create
Homes (Latch Ltd)
EHCGP participant

 

176 Chapeltown Road,

Leeds,

West Yorkshire,

LS7 4HP

 

T 0113 2374482

E www.latch.org.uk

 

Set up in 1989, LATCH provide
volunteering, training and employment opportunities through
refurbishing empty properties for affordable and supported
accommodation.

 

www.latch.org.uk

 

PANDA Pickering and
Newington Development Association Ltd
EHCGP
participant

 

728 – 730 Hessle Road,

Hull,

HU4 6JA

 

T 01482 502466

 

PANDA formed in 1995 to further
regeneration in the areas of Pickering and Newington, and provide a
community and children’s centre as well as a jobshop.

 

www.pandaltd.co.uk

 

PROBE (Hull) Ltd EHCGP
participant

 

369-371 Marfleet Lane,

Hull,

HU9 5UH

 

T 01482 782400 / 01482 714242

E steve.alltoft@employmenthouse.org

 

PROBE were set up in 1996 and provide
education and training for local people in empty homes, property and
environmental services.

 

www.probeltd.co.uk

 

Winner, The Preston
Road Women’s Centre Ltd
EHCGP
participant

 

60-62 Preston Road,

Hull,

HU9 3RT

 

T 01482 790310

E info@purplehouse.co.uk

 

Winner is a volunteer-led women’s
centre which owns and manages emergency accommodation for women,
alongside providing education, advice and training.

 

www.purplehouse.co.uk

 

 

 

 

North West

 

Access to Training and
Employment Community Interest Company
EHCGP
participant

 

New Ferry Village Hall

Longfellow Drive

Wirral

Merseyside

CH62 5JS

 

Access to Training and Employment work
with young people not in employment, education or training to develop
their skills and prepare them for the world of work.

 

Ashton, Wigan &
District YMCA
EHCGP participant

 

Hilton Street,

Ashton-in-Makerfield,

Wigan,

WN4 8PD

 

T 01942 274 684

 

Ashton, Wigand & District YMCA work
to provide training and apprenticeship opportunities for young
people, alongside facilities for families and communities.

 

http://www.ymcaashton.org/Home.aspx

 

Blue Pits Housing
Action
EHCGP participant

 

169 Drake Street

Rochdale

Greater Manchester

OL11 1EF

 

T 01706 345 886

E bluepitshousingaction@gmail.com

 

Blue Pits provide accommodation and a
range of support services for adults in Rochdale who may be suffering
mental health problems or suffer learning disabilities.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Pits-Housing-Action/247543441938459

 

 

City of Liverpool YMCA
EHCGP participant

 

15 Leeds Street,

Liverpool,

Merseyside,

L3 6HU

 

T 0151 600 3530

 

Originally founded in 1846, the City of
Liverpool YMCA now provides support services and over eighty units of
accommodation for those at risk of, or moving on from, homelessness.

 

www.liverpoolymca.org.uk

 

Elixir Group CIC EHCGP
participant

 

Unit 1 The Lombart Centre,

Link Road,

Huyton,

Liverpool,

L36 6AP

 

T 0151 329 2977

E info@elixirgroup.org.uk

 

Elixir CIC was set up in 2008 with the
purpose of providing employment and practical support for vulnerable
adults and ex-offenders, and offers a range of construction,
maintenance, energy and recycling services.

 

www.elixirgroup.org.uk

 

Fylde Coast YMCA EHCGP
participant

 

Poulton Community Centre,

Parry’s Way,

Poulton Le Flyde

FY6 7PU

 

T 01253 895115

 

Flyde Coast YMCA were founded in 1922
and work to provide a range of housing, support, leisure and
education services to communities across Lancashire and Cumbria.

 

www.flydecoastymca.org

 

Groundwork Oldham &
Rochdale (GOR)
EHCGP participant

 

The Groundwork Environment Centre,

Shaw Rd,

Oldham,

Lancashire

OL1 4AW

 

T 0161 624 1444

E teresa.jennings@groundwork.org.uk

 

Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale work to
develop sustainable communities through a range of projects and
services related to enterprise, community and environment.

 

www.northwest.groundwork.org.uk/oldham-rochdale

 

Justlife CIC EHCGP
participant

 

1479-1489 Ashton Old Road,

Manchester,

M11 1HH

 

T 0161 285 5888

E info@justlife.org.uk

 

Justlife CIC were set up in 2008 and
provide a range of advice and support, as well as training and
volunteering opportunities, to vulnerable adults.

 

www.justlife.org.uk

 

Lairdside Communities
Together
EHCGP participant

 

Royal Standard House,

334 New Chester Road,

Birkenhead,

Wirral,

Merseyside,

CH42 1LE

 

T 0151 644 4500

E admin@lctogether.org.uk

 

Lairdside Communities Together is a
community-owned and –led Development Trust which works to provide a
range of capacity-building, project management and environmental
services to the inhabitants of Tranmere and Rock Ferry.

 

http://www.royalstandardhouse.com

 

Manchester Settlement
EHCGP participant

 

1328-1330 Ashton Old Road,

Openshaw,

Manchester,

M11 1JG

 

T 0161 614 8448

E Info@manchestersettlement.org.uk

 

Set up in 1895, Manchester Settlement
works to tackle deprivation in the Openshaw area through providing
supported housing for young people at risk, as well as a range of
intergenerational and community activities.

 

www.manchestersettlement.org.uk

 

Methodist Action North
West Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

Howick House,

Howick Park Avenue,

Penwortham,

Preston,

PR1 0LS

 

T 01772 751000

E info@methodistaction.co.uk

 

Methodist Action North West is a
Charity works with local people in Lancashire and Manchester to
deliver accommodation and support services to vulnerable adults and
those at risk of homelessness.

 

www.methodiestaction.co.uk

 

North Huyton
Communities Future (NHCF)
EHCGP
participant

 

The GATE Community Centre,

600 Princess Drive,

Huyton,

Knowsley,

L14 9NQ

 

T 0151 482 1185

 

Set up in 2001 as part of a New Deal
for Communities programme, NHCF are a regeneration partnership led by
the Knowsley Council and members of the North Huyton community.

 

www.nhfconline.org.uk

 

Proffitt’s –
Investing in Communities
EHCGP
participant

 

Office 203, Kingfisher Business Centre,

Burnley Road,

Rawtenstall,

Rossendale,

BB4 8EQ

 

 

T 01706 223 700 / 07989 928 038

E communities@proffittscic.com

 

Proffit’s – Investing in Communities
is a CIC founded in 2008 which works on projects related to community
based regeneration, neighbourhood management and green space
solutions.

 

www.proffittscic.com

 

Progressive Lifestyle
Solutions NW CIC
EHCGP participant

 

47 Walton Road,

Liverpool,

L4 4AF

 

T 0151 298 9220

E enquiry@progressivelifestyle.co.uk

 

Progressive Lifestyle Solutions is a
CIC based in North Liverpool which works to provide supported
accommodation, floating support services and support to gain
employment for their service users.

 

Rochdale Housing
Initiative
EHCGP participant

 

St Chad’s House

32 Church Stile

Rochdale OL16 1QE

 

T 01706 750619

E rhiadmin@rhi.myzen.co.uk

 

Rochdale Housing Initiative is a
housing partnership in Rochdale which, among other things, works to
tackle empty properties in the area.

 

www.rochdalehousinginitiative.co.uk

 

Skelwith and Langdale
Community Land Trust
EHCGP
participant

 

School House Chapel Stile

Ambleside

Cumbria

LA22 9JE

 

T 015394 37173

E julia_lives@yahoo.com

 

Skelwith and Langdale Community Land
Trust was set up in 2010 and exists to provide affordable housing on
land held in trust for the benefit of the local community.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skelwith-Langdale-Community-Land-Trust/202372293131925

 

St Peter’s Community
Partnerships
EHCGP participant

 

Clyde House Business Centre

Clyde Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

Lancashire

OL7 0NQ

 

T 0161 214 8300

E info@stpeterspartnerships.org

 

St Peter’s Community Partnerships is
a community-led organisation which works to provide services to and
further the regeneration of the St Peter’s ward in
Ashton-under-Lyne.

 

www.stpeterspartnerships.org/

 

The Ashley Foundation
EHCGP participant

 

81 Abingdon Street

Blackpool

Lancashire

FY1 1PP

 

T (01253) 297200

E info@theashleyfoundation.org.uk

 

The Ashley Foundation are a
Blackpool-based charity who provide supported and move-on
accommodation, as well as educational opportunities and
skills-training, to people who have suffered homelessness.

 

www.theashleyfoundation.org.uk/

 

The Seedley &
Langworthy Trust (SALT)
EHCGP
participant

 

191 Langworthy Rd,

Salford,

Greater Manchester,

M6 5PW

 

T 0161 737 9918

E admin@seedleytrust.co.uk

 

Set up in 1997, Seedley and Langworthy
Trust is a community alliance which provides community development
and training opportunities, as well as working to facilitate links
between residents of Seedley and Langworthy and relevant public and
private sector bodies.

 

www.seedleytrust.co.uk

 

Threshold EHCGP
participant

 

2nd Floor Aksa House,

2 Medtia Square,

Phoenix Street,

Oldham

OL1 1AN

 

T 0161 626 0844

 

Threshold is a charity which works
across Greater Manchester to provide supported housing, floating
support and a range of related services to homeless people in the
area.

 

www.thp.org.uk

 

Whitehaven Foyer EHCGP
participant

 

14-15 Howgill Street

Whitehaven

Cumbria

CA28 7QW

 

T 07703 682088

E info@whitehaven-foyer.co.uk

 

Whitehaven Foyer is a project being led
by two Cumbrian charities (Howgill Family Centre and Impact Housing
Association) to renovate an old YMCA building with the aim of
providing a community space, supported accommodation and employment
and skills-training opportunities.

 

www.whitehavenfoyer.org.uk

 

Wirral Churches Ark
Project
EHCGP participant

 

Mary Cole House,

6 Sandford Street,

Birkenhead,

CH41 1BN

 

T 0151 648 0111

 

Wirral Ark is a charity which provides
supported accommodation and a range of training and volunteering
opportunities to help homeless people in the area.

 

www.wirralark.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Midlands

 

Action Homeless
(Leicester) Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

33 Evington St,

Leicester,

LE2 0SA

 

T 0116 221 1872

E info@actionhomeless.org.uk

 

Action Homeless provide both emergency
and supported accommodation for the homeless, alongside working to
prevent homelessness among people who may be at risk.

 

www.actionhomeless.org.uk

 

Birmingham YMCA EHCGP
participant

 

200 Bunbury Road

Northfield

Birmingham

B31 2DL

 

T 0121 477 4644

E northfield@birminghamymca.co.uk

 

Set up in 1849, Birmingham YMCA provide
supported accommodation for young people, as well as training,
activities and facilities for the community.

 

www.birminghamymca.co.uk

 

Dorcas Housing and
Community Support Association Ltd
EHCGP
participant

 

393A High Street

West Bromwich

B70 9QW

 

T 0121 553 7737

E info@dorcashousing.co.uk

 

Dorcas Housing are a Christian
organisation which works to provide support services, housing, jobs
and training to serve Afro-Caribbean and other BME groups in the West
Midlands.

 

www.dorcashousing.co.uk

 

Emmaus Coventry EHCGP
participant

 

The Old Vicarage,

Brinklow Road,

Coventry,

CV3 2DT

 

T (shop) 024 7666 1466

T (office) 024 7665 1094

E enquiries@emmauscoventry.org.uk

 

Emmaus Coventry is a member of Emmaus
UK, and is a community of the ex-homeless, providing accommodation
and employment to its members.

 

www.emmaus.org.uk/coventry-warwickshire

 

Groundwork Creswell,
Ashfield and Mansfield
EHCGP
participant

 

The Groundwork Centre

96 Creswell Road

Clowne,

Chesterfield

Derbyshire S43 4NA

 

T 01246 570977

 

Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and
Mansfield is a charity which helps regenerate local communities
through providing opportunities for training and employment alongside
conducting environmental and home improvement works and community
development activities.

www.eastmidlands.groundwork.org.uk

 

Hill Holt Wood EHCGP
participant

 

Norton Disney,

Lincolnshire,

LN6 9JP

T 01636 892836

E admin@hillholtwood.com

 

Hill Holt Wood is a woods management
social enterprise which works to promote environmental sustainability
and social inclusion through sustainable construction and training
opportunities for the young unemployed.

 

www.hillholtwood.com

 

Live Wise Housing
Limited
EHCGP participant

 

6th Floor Grosvenor House,

George Street,

Corby,

Northamptonshire

T 01536 402777

 

Live Wise Housing is part of the Get
Wise Group social enterprise provides supported accommodation,
training and employment for the single homeless.

 

www.getwisegroup.co.uk

 

Moat House Community
Trust
EHCGP participant

 

Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood
Centre

Winston Avenue

Coventry

CV2 1EA

 

T 02476 622964

E info@moathousecommunitytrust.co.uk

 

Built on a former New Deal for
Communities project, Moat House is a community development trust for
the people of Wood End, Henley Green, Manor Farm and Deedmore.

 

www.moathousecommunitytrust.co.uk

 

New Servol EHCGP
participant

 

1 Strensham Hill,

Birmingham,

B13 8AG

 

T 0121 442 4580

 

New Servol is a charity which provides
supported accommodation and training and employment opportunities for
people suffering mental health problems in London and Birmingham.

 

www.servolct.org.uk

 

Nishkam Civic
Association
EHCGP participant

 

6 Soho Road,

Handsworth,

Birmingham,

B21 9BH

 

T 0121 515 4229

The Nishkam Civic Association is a
charity informed by Sikh values which works to provide volunteering
and training opportunities for the local community.

 

www.ncauk.org

 

Shropshire Housing
Alliance
EHCGP participant

 

11 High Street

Market Drayton

Shropshire

TF9 1PY

 

T 01630 695684

 

Shropshire Housing Alliance aims to
assist the homeless and those in housing need by providing guidance
and support, as well as a furniture recycling scheme.

 

www.shalliance.org.uk

 

Sikh Community &
Youth Service UK (SCYS UK)
EHCGP
participant

 

348 Soho Road,

Handsworth,

Birmingham,

B21 9OL

 

T 0121 523 0147

E scys_uk@yahoo.co.uk

 

SCYS UK is a Sikh charity which was set
up in 1988 and provides a range of support services as well as
accommodation for the elderly and single parent families.

 

St Basils EHCGP
participant

 

120 Heath Mill Lane,

Deritend,

Birmingham,

B9 4AX

 

T 0121 772 2483

E info@stbasils.org.uk

 

St Basils is a charity and registered
provider of housing which works to prevent homelessness through
providing accommodation and a range of training options for homeless
or at-risk young people.

 

www.stbasils.org.uk

 

Start Again Project CIC
EHCGP participant

 

45 Gadwall Croft,

Birmingham,

B23 7RN

 

T 0121 347 6287

 

Start Again Project CIC is a social
enterprise that works to support vulnerable young people aged 13-30
through providing training, volunteering, mentoring and employment
opportunities.

 

www.start-again.co.uk

 

The Springfield Project
EHCGP participant

 

The Springfield Centre

Springfield Road

Moseley

Birmingham

B13 9NY

 

T 0121 777 2722

E info@springfieldproject.org.uk

 

The Springfield Project was developed
by the community at St Christopher’s Church in Birmingham in 1999,
and provides a family and children’s centre alongside a range of
support services for the local community.

 

www.springfieldproject.org.uk

 

TREES Services

 

7 Jarrom Street,

Leicester,

LE2 7DG

 

T 0116 255 0079

E info@treesservices.co.uk

 

TREES Services is an umbrella
organisation for a group of social enterprises based in the Midlands,
originally founded to develop local services and employment and
training opportunities for people living in deprived areas.

 

www.treesservices.co.uk

 

Windrush Alliance UK
CIC
EHCGP participant

 

31 Gregory Street,

Lenton,

Nottingham,

NG7 2PA

 

Windrush Alliance work to provide
advice, education, training and accommodation.

 

YMCA Black Country
Group (Wolverhampton YMCA and West Bromwich and District YMCA)
EHCGP
participant

 

Wolverhampton YMCA,

29/31 Temple Street,

Wolverhampton,

WV2 4AN

 

T (West Bromwich and District YMCA)
0121 524 1950

T (Wolverhampton YMCA) 01902 371550

E info@wbymca.org.uk
/ admin-ymca@ymca-wolverhampton.co.uk

 

YMCA Black Country Group is made up of
branches in Wolverhampton and West Bromwich and District, both of
which work to provide supported accommodation and skills training for
young people.

 

www.ymcabc.org.uk

 

YMCA Derbyshire (YMCAD)
EHCGP participant

 

The Old Maltings,

Forman Street,

Derby,

DE1 1JQ

 

T 01332 364 128

E enquiries@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk

 

Set up in 1847, YMCA Derbyshire works
to provide supported accommodation and skills training for young
people.

 

www.ymcaderbyshire.org.uk

 

 

 

 

East/South East of England

 

Brighton Woodwych 2011
Housing Cooperative
EHCGP
participant

 

8a Cranbourne Street,

Brighton,

BN1 2RD

 

Brighton Woodwych was set up in 2011
and works to provide affordable housing to local people in central
Brighton.

 

Emmaus UK Cambridge HQ

 

76-78 Newmarket Rd,

Cambridge,

CB5 8BZ

 

T 01223 576103

E contact@emmaus.org.uk

 

Emmaus UK is a Federation of Emmaus
Communities, which provide accommodation, peer support and employment
to ex-homeless members. Several Emmaus projects are in receipt of
EHCGP funding

 

Emmaus Norwich EHCGP
participant

Emmaus House

Belsey Bridge Road

Ditchingham,

Norfolk

NR35 2DT

 

T 01986 895444

 

Emmaus Norwich is a member of Emmaus
UK, and is a community for the ex-homeless, providing accommodation
and employment to its members.

 

www.emmausnorwich.org/

 

Emmaus St Albans EHCGP
participant

 

Hill End Lane,

St Albans,

Hertfordshire

AL4 0FE

 

T 01727 817294

 

Emmaus St Albans is a member of Emmaus
UK, and is a community for the ex-homeless, providing accommodation
and employment to its members.

 

http://www.emmaus.org.uk/st-albans

 

Groundwork Lincolnshire
EHCGP participant

 

Navigation Warehouse

Riverhead Road

Louth

Lincolnshire

LN11 0DA

 

T 0845 0267971

E vicky.dunn@groundwork.org.uk

 

Groundwork Lincolnshire work to develop
sustainable communities through a range of projects and services
related to enterprise, community and environment.

 

www.eastmidlands.groundwork.org.uk/lincolnshire

 

Homeless Action
Resource Project (HARP)
EHCGP
participant

 

117 York Road,

Southend-on-sea,

Essex,

SS1 2DL

 

T 01702 615000

E admin@harpsouthend.org.uk

 

Set up in 2002, HARP work in Southend,
Essex, to help people move on from the experience of homelessness
through the provision of accommodation, support and training.

 

www.harpsouthend.org.uk

 

Hope into Action: East
of England
EHCGP participant

 

Mid Gate Suite,

3rd Floor,

Mid Gate House,

Mid Gate,

PE1 1TN

 

T 01733 558301

E admin@hopeintoaction.org.uk

 

Hope into Action are a Christian
charity which works with church communities to provide accommodation,
as well as practical and moral support for the vulnerable.

 

www.hopeintoaction.org.uk

 

Hornbeam Housing
Co-operative Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

75 Ewart Street,

Brighton,

East Sussex,

BN2 9UP

 

E hornbeam@hotmail.co.uk

 

Hornbeam are a registered housing
cooperative set up in 2011 which aim to provide affordable, communal
accommodation through the refurbishment of empty properties.

 

IMPACT INITIATIVES
EHCGP participant

 

19 Queens Road,

Brighton,

East Sussex,

BN1 3XA

 

T 01273 322940

E info@impact-initiatives.org.uk

 

Set up in 1978, Impact Initiatives aims
to fill the gaps in statutory services through the provision of a
range of opportunities designed to improve the wellbeing and personal
potential of service users.

 

www.impact-initiatives.org.uk

 

Rosa Bridge Housing
Co-operative Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

14 Oriental Place,

Brighton,

BN1 12LJ

 

Rosa Bridge are a fully mutual housing
cooperative based in Brighton who aim to create opportunities for
those in housing need and those who want more direct involvement in
the provision of their housing.

 

St Martins Housing
Trust
EHCGP participant

 

St Martin’s House,

35 Bishopgate

Norwich, Norfolk

NR1 4AA

 

T 01603 667706

 

St Martin’s Housing trust is a
charity which works across Norwich to provide food, accommodation and
education and training opportunities for those at risk of or who have
suffered homelessness.

 

www.stmartinshousing.org.uk

 

 

Hamwic Housing Co-op

 

Suite 23 Lowmans House,

80 Portswood Road,

Southampton,

SO17 2FW

 

T 02380 672 419

E hamwichousingcoop@btinternet.com

 

Hamwic started housing single people
with two short life properties in 1983. It now has 57 units of
accommodation, which are mostly permanent, but still has some short
life.

 

www.hamwichousingcoop.org

 

Willow Housing Co-op

 

26 Grosvenor Road,

Norwich,

NR2 2PY

 

T 01603 660513

E p.shaman@hotmail.co.uk

 

Willow is a small housing co-op in
Norwich, collectively managing short-life housing.

 

http://willowhousing.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

London

 

Afro-Caribbean Housing
Association

 

Day Lewis House

324 Bensham Lane,

Thornton Heath,

CR7 7EQ

 

T 020 8689 9535

E info@afrohousing.org

 

Afro-Caribbean Housing are a short life
housing association set up in 1990.

 

ADCRIS CIC EHCGP
participant

84-86 Rushey Green,

Catford,

London,

SE6 4HW

 

0208 690 1221

 

Set up in 2009, ADCRIS CIC works to
provide training and employment opportunities for young people by
renovating private homes and community centres.

 

Alamo Housing
Co-operative

 

43 Hanley Road

London

N4 3DU

 

T 0207 272 3391

E info@alamoco-op.org

 

Alamo was set up in the early 1990s and
manages short life property in Islington, mostly from Islington
council. It manages over 100 homes and flats.

 

www.gdm32.dial.pipex.com

 

 

Bow Arts

 

Bow Arts Trust,

183 Bow Road,

London,

E3 2SJ

 

T 020 8980 7774

E info@bowarts.com

 

Set up in 1995, Bow Arts are a charity
which aim to contribute to renewal in east London through providing
live-work spaces and employment for artists, as well as arts
education for the local community.

 

www.bowarts.com

 

 

Brent Community Housing

 

Argo House,

Killburn Park Road,

London,

NW6 65LF

 

T 020 7624 3168

E info@bch.coop

 

Set up in 1975, BCH manages several
hundred properties from local authorities and housing associations in
North London.

 

www.bch.coop

 

Broadway
Homelessness and Support
EHCGP
participant

15 Half Moon Court

Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7HF

 

T 020 7710 0550

E reception@broadwaylondon.org

 

Broadway is a charity that provides
housing, support and guidance for the homeless and those at risk of
homelessness in London.

 

www.broadwaylondon.org

 

Causeway Irish Housing
Association
EHCGP participant

The Irish Centre,

Pretoria Rd,

London

N17 8DX

 

T 020 8365 1751

E info@irishcauseway.org.uk

 

Causeway Irish Housing Association was
set up in 1986 to provide support and temporary accommodation for
young single homeless people in London, and currently manages 220
units.

 

www.irishcauseway.org.uk

 

Home from Home
Housing Association
EHCGP
participant

230 Portway,

London,

E15 3QY

 

T 020 8472 7711

E homefromhomeha@gmail.com

 

Formed in 1985 by a group of black
social workers in Newham, Home from Home exists to provide both
temporary accommodation for homeless families and supported housing
for young mothers, as well as general needs housing for households on
the local authority waiting list.

 

www.hfhhousing.org.uk

 

Hornsey North London
YMCA
EHCGP participant

184 Tottenham Ln,

Crouch End,

London,

N8 8SG

 

T 020 8340 2345

 

Set up in 1929, Hornsey YMCA works to
provide a hostel and supported housing for young people in housing
need, as well as educational and leisure activities for families in
the local community.

 

www.ymcahornsey.org

 

Karin Housing
Association
EHCGP participant

1st Floor,

124 Cavell Street,

London,

E1 2JA

 

T 020 7392 9622

E ibrahim@karin-ha.org
/ z.hassan@karin-ha.org

 

Set up in 1988, Karin Housing
Association works to meet the housing and support needs of the Somali
Community.

 

www.karin-ha.org

 

 

Kurdish Housing
Association

 

Selby Centre,

Selby Road,

London,

N17 8JL

 

T 0208 808 9954

 

Kurdish Housing Association Ltd was set
up in 1989 in response to the needs of Kurdish refugees. It manages
properties obtained from other housing associations or local
authorities.

 

www.kurdishhousing.org

 

LIFT

 

Unit 2,

Ajax House,

16a St. Thomas’s Road,

London,

NW10 4AJ

 

T 0208 965 2561

E info@liftpeople.org.uk

 

Formerly Brent Homeless User Group,
LIFT was set up in 2001 by homeless people in order to provide
user-led support to the homeless in the form of housing and
employment and skills opportunities.

 

www.liftpeople.org.uk

 

Mace Housing
Co-operative Ltd
EHCGP participant

The Print House,

18 Ashwin Street,

London,

E8 3DL

 

T 020 7254 9560

E info@macehousing.org.uk

 

Set up in 1976 to house homeless single
people, Mace now manages around 150 houses in north London.

 

www.macehousing.org.uk

 

Meanwhile Space
EHCGP participant

80 O’Donnell Court,

The Brunswick,

London,

WC1N 1NX

 

E info@meanwhilespace.com

 

Meanwhile Space was set up in 2009 to
facilitate collaboration between owners of empty properties and local
communities, social enterprises and business start-ups.

 

www.meanwhilespace.com

 

Omid Housing
Association

No. 1 Brunswick Gardens

Ealing

London

W5 1AP

E info@omidculturalsociety.com

 

Based with Omid Cultural Society, Omid
Housing Association is a housing project focused on the needs of
Iranian refugees.

 

www.omidculturalsociety.com

 

Our Croydon CIC
EHCGP participant

73 Park Lane,

Croydon,

Surrey,

CR0 1JG

 

Set up in 2010, Our Croydon promotes
social enterprise and construction.

PHASES Social
Enterprise
EHCGP participant

90 Wyndham Road

London

SE5 OUB

 

T 01273 710011

E (Project Manager) glenn@phases.org.uk

 

Formerly Advocates for the Homeless,
PHASES runs self-help housing projects as a means of creating
construction training programmes for unemployed homeless people.

 

www.phases.org.uk

 

Riverlink Housing Co-op

 

96 Bowes Road

London

N13 4NP

 

Riverlink has been running for around
17 years and manages and works to provide accommodation for single,
independent people on a shared house basis.

 

www.riverlink.org.uk

 

Shepherd’s Bush
Short Life Co-op

Flat 10,

Twynholm Mansions,

Lille Road,

London,

SW6 7NX

 

Shepherd’s Bush Short Life Co-op is
run in conjunction with Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association (SBHA),
together acting as ‘property guardians’ looking after empty SBHA
properties.

 

Southwark Habitat
for Humanity
EHCGP participant

93 Gordon Rd,

London,

SE15 3RR

 

T 020 7732 0066

E
SupporterServices@habitatforhumanity.org.uk

Southwark Habitat for Humanity is
part of an international charity which works with the aim of
providing everybody a decent place to live.

www.habitatforhumanitygbhomes.org.uk

 

St Mark’s Housing
Cooperative
EHCGP participant

11 Lionel House,

370 Portobello Road,

London

W10 5RP

 

E (for membership enquiries)
membership@stmarkscoop.co.uk

E (for empty property owners)
development@stmarkscoop.co.uk

 

Set up in 1980, St Mark’s Housing
Cooperative leases and refurbishes vacant properties which are
awaiting refurbishment or reassignment in order to provide
accommodation for members.

 

www.stmarkscoop.co.uk

 

Tamil Community
Housing Association
EHCGP
participant

Unit 2,

Fountain Business Centre,

Broad Lane

Tottenham,

London,

N15 4AG

 

T 020 8493 7160

 

Set up as Tamil Refugee Housing
Association in 1986, Tamil Community Housing Association works to
provide support and affordable housing for members of the Tamil
community in London.

 

www.tamilhousing.org.uk

 

Thames Reach EHCGP
participant

The Employment Academy,

29 Peckham Road,

London,

SE5 8UA

 

T 0203 617 6070

E (general)
enquiries@thamesreach.org.uk

E (opportunities)
recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk
/ volunteer@thamesreach.org.uk

 

Set up originally as Bondway Homeless
Shelter in 1979, Thames Reach provides hostels and supported
accommodation for homeless and vulnerable people.

 

www.thamesreach.org.uk

 

The Co-Sponsorship
Agency

 

The Old Rectory,

Church Street,

Weybridge,

Surrey,

KT13 8DE

 

E info@cosponsorshipagency.com

 

Featured in the Channel 4 show, ‘The
Secret Millions’, in March 2013, The Co-Sponsorship Agency is
currently working on a Big Lottery funded project in partnership with
Lambeth College, Community Trust Housing and Lambeth Council which
will involve bringing up to 40 empty properties into use across
Lambeth and creating training opportunities for up to 1,500 local
young unemployed people.

 

www.cosponsorshipagency.com

 

Trinity Homeless
Project

 

Redford House,

Redford Way,

Uxbridge,

Middlesex,

UB8 1SZ

T 020 8797 9500

 

Trinity is a Christian charity working
to support those who have suffered homelessness in Ealing, Hillingdon
and Hounslow through the provision of supported housing, training and
employment.

 

www.trinityhomelessprojects.org.uk

 

Vision Housing

 

Tulip House

70 Borough High Street

London

SE1 1XF

 

T 020 7407 0818

E info@visionhousing.org.uk

 

Vision Housing work to prevent
re-offending and support vulnerable people through providing housing
and support to ex-offenders leaving prison.

 

www.visionhousing.org.uk

 

Quaker Social Action

 

17 Old Ford Road

Bethnal Green

London

E2 9PJ

 

T 020 8983 5030

 

Quaker Social Action are a faith-based
charity working to provide support to those living on a low income in
east London.

 

www.quakersocialaction.com

 

Waterloo Community

Development Group EHCGP participant

14a Baylis Road,

London,

SE1 7AA

 

T 020 7633 9291

E admin@wcdg.org.uk

 

Waterloo Community Development Group
was set up in 1972 to represent the interest of local residents in
planning and development decisions in Waterloo.

 

www.wcdg.org.uk

 

Westminster Housing
Cooperative
EHCGP participant

2a The Annexe,

5 Woodfield Road,

London,

W9 2BA

 

T 020 7289 0105 / 020 7266 0215

E info@westminsterhousingcoop.org

 

Set up in 1987, Westminster Housing
Co-operative work with a variety of local property providers to lease
and refurbish vacant properties for the benefit of their members.

 

www.westminsterhousingcoop.org

 

 

 

 

South West

 

Ashley Community &
Housing Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

Unit 1 Ashley Road,

Montpelier,

Bristol,

BS6 5NW

 

T 01179540433

E info@ashleyhousing.com

 

Set up in 2008, Ashley Community
Housing works to address homelessness through acquiring the lease
for, refurbishing and letting out privately-owned empty properties.

 

www.ashleyhousing.com

 

Developing Health &
Independence (DHI)
EHCGP participant

 

The Beehive,

Beehive Yard,

Walcot Street,

Bath,

BA1 5BD

 

T 01225 329 411

E info@dhi-online.org.uk

 

DHI is a charity which aims to support
those suffering from homelessness, social isolation or drug and
alcohol abuse through a range of services including supported
housing, counselling and social enterprise schemes.

 

www.dhi-online.org.uk

 

Hele’s Angels EHCGP
participant

 

67 Hele Road

Torquay

Devon

TQ2 7PR

 

T 01803 312808 / 01803 324323

E info@helesangels.org.uk

 

Hele’s Angels Community Partnership
works to improve health, education and economic deprivation in the
area of Hele, Devon, through a range of community facilities,
initiatives and services.

 

www.helesangels.org.uk

 

The Restore Trust

 

4-6 Longmead Avenue

Horfield

Bristol

BS7 8QB

 

T 0117 942 7000

E info@therestoretrust.org

 

Set up in 2010, The Restore Trust is a
social enterprise works to provide training and employment
opportunities for ex-offenders and the long term unemployed through
the renovation of empty property. Their services are contracted by a
local Community Interest Company, Bristol Together, which raises
ethical finance to purchase and repair empty properties before
selling them on.

 

www.therestoretrust.org

 

Shekinah Mission
Plymouth Limited
EHCGP participant

 

Shekinah Mission,

Bath Street,

Plymouth,

PL1 3LT

 

T 01752 203 480

 

Shekinah works to tackle homelessness,
substance misuse and social exclusion in Plymouth, Torbay and South
Devon through the provision of accommodation, a drop-in centre and a
range of education, training and employment programmes.

 

www.shekinahmission.co.uk

 

Somerset Care and
Repair Ltd
EHCGP participant

 

Barley House,

Charlton Estate,

Shepton Mallet,

Somerset,

BA4 5QE

 

T 01749 345379

E office@somersetcareandrepair.org

 

Set up in 1999, Somerset Care and
Repair is a Home Improvement Agency, which works to improve the
housing conditions of vulnerable, disabled and elderly clients,
whilst allowing them to maintain their independence.

 

www.somersetcareandrepair.co.uk

 

Youth Enquiry Service
Brixham Ltd (YES)
EHCGP participant

 

The Edge

Bolton St

Brixham

TQ5 9DH

 

T 01803 851414 / 01803 411154

E bxyes@bxyes.org
/ info@bxyes.org

 

Brixham YES work to promote wellbeing
in Brixham through the provision of information, advice and personal
development opportunities to 11-25 year olds and their families.

 

www.bxyes.org

 

 

 

Jon
Fitzmaurice and Zoe Savory

18.5.2013

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