New supported accommodation will open next month!
Despite the challenges of lockdown, we’re delighted to announce that in a month’s time, we’ll be welcoming our first residents to Merryville House! Our new staff team start later this month. They will be turning a house into a home fit to help 9 vulnerable 18-25 year olds along their journey towards secure long-term accommodation.
The builders – and our young people who have been volunteering on site – are almost at the snagging stage. Furniture, white goods, office equipment and more will be delivered in the next couple of weeks. Huge thanks to the companies that have donated.
But we still need to source laminate flooring. Do you know of anyone who might be able to help? RSVP.
Huge thanks to everyone who has helped to make this project a reality: Thomas Hickman’s Charity, Buckinghamshire County Council, the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, Nationwide, the Sobell Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation, Kop Hill Climb, COSPA, Dulux, Wickes and all the individual, local authority and corporate donors who have believed in our work.
Thank you so much for your support.
Manual labour has also taken place back at our drop-in centre. Thanks to a fantastic group of hardworking young volunteers from Action4Youth National Citizen Service, we now have a lawn (not a jungle!) and a raised bed so we can grow vegetables in the spring. We can’t wait to grow, cook and then share the fruits of our green-fingered volunteers’ labour.
We just need a some top soil and compost to complete the job. We would be very grateful for donations of these. Please get in touch if you can help.