Starter packs help us to give our homeless guests a brand new start and a brighter future. Many new tenancies fail in the initial stages because of a lack of financial resources that provide the basic household items that sustain tenants in their new property.
Part of what we do at Inn Churches, working with partner agencies, is help homeless people with their move into a tenancy. They are often going through a difficult transition period with very little or no support, and having a few starter items helps make their move into independent living in a house or flat much less of a struggle.
The guests we help have come from difficult and often chaotic backgrounds, but with support they can overcome the issues of their past and make a success of their new lives. By providing household essentials such as crockery, towels, bedding and a kettle, starter packs can help turn their house into a home.
We have been very grateful for funding from Yorkshire Building Society in helping to set up this part of our project, Joseph Rowntree and Unltd for their support and for the YBS Charitable Trust for their further sponsorship. We are also pleased to receive funding from the government’s Warm Homes Healthy People Grant.