The £2.00 Homelessness Challenge
With Shelter currently estimating over 320,000 homeless people in the UK, it is no wonder that we are receiving an increase in the number of people being referred to our supported accommodation, and by a wider range of statutory and voluntary organisations. Our main limiting factor is lack of funding for our Support Workers, but at just £30.00 per person per week, this is by far the most cost effective way of helping people out of homelessness, so we have now launched an appeal on the Just Giving website asking people to donate £2.00 towards helping the homeless, and then share that request with your social media friends and contacts. Take a look at our Just Giving page for more details: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/homeless-support
In 2015 Choice Housing Ltd had their dispersed mini-hostels in Sheffield officially recognised by Sheffield City Council as meeting the stringent criteria for supported hostel accommodation. It is hoped that this "supported accommodation" recognition will help to enable residents to sustain their accommodation, by being supported to learn independent living skills and lay the foundations for a successful move on into their own independent housing. Although providing supported accommodation for homeless single people can be costly, it is hoped that with appropriate funding, we will be able to provide improved quality and service for all our residents, while providing the local authority with value for money much needed supported accommodation for the City's increasing numbers of homeless people.
Choice Housing Ltd is an accreditated landlord with the Decent And Safe Homes scheme (DASH) which covers the East Midlands area, the London Landlord Accrediation Scheme (LLAS), and the Midlands Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS).
Choice 4 Business is a business cost reduction service that offers a free cost review for any company that wants to save money, while also helping those in need. 100% of the commissions earned from this activity are then donated to fund the cost of Support Workers so that more people can be provided with housing and support. From small independent shops to multi-site factories, all enterprises are eligible for the cost review, and savings can be extensive.