Housing poverty in Great Britain
- Over 65 buildings built & refurbished
- Focus on shelters & community centres
- Dozens of empty homes reclaimed
We build and renovate a variety of new homes to help alleviate housing poverty in Great Britain - homes for affordable sale or rent, all of which have a distinctly alternative approach to the construction process. In the UK we have three main areas of work:
We have built a variety of new build affordable homes for sale or rent using a variety of approaches, including self-build, volunteering and trainees.
With empty homes, we offer a complete service to the home owner, repair the property to a decent habitable standard and then rent it via a housing association at an affordable rate to those in housing need.
Our renovations bring huge benefits to the community. With the help of volunteers, we create lovely homes for those in need (nominations come from the local council).
We also remove problem empty houses from neighbourhoods. If we didn’t move in, these properties could be neglected for years, with little prospect of being improved by the owner.
Working with volunteers to improve accommodation belonging to other charities who work with disadvantaged groups such as people in housing need, the disabled and the homeless.
Other opportunities are provided on these projects, with the local unemployed learning new skills from our expert builders on site. Volunteers from the local community and our corporate partners enable these renovations to happen.
Housing poverty in Great Britain consists of:
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