11th Dec, 2016

Christmas boost to help fight homelessness in borough

Solihull Editorial 31st Dec, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A CHRISTMAS cash boost will help fight homelessness in the borough.

Solihull Churches for Action on Homelessness (SCAH) will start the New Year with a cash injection of £1,744.63 thanks to the generosity of Warrior Doors and affordable housing provider Wates Living Space.

The two companies make and install communal doors for Solihull Community Housing (SCH).

After fitting the 500th door the companies were keen to celebrate the landmark by donating its fees to a good cause.

The charity provides support to homeless people and those at risk of losing their homes.

It supplies free starter packs made up of essentials such as towels and bedding to people on very limited resources moving into a home.

The charity has also helped people in financial difficulty stay in their own home by paying off rent arrears.

Stewart Reid, Wates Living Space Maintenance North’s business director, said the donation formed part of their commitment to leaving a legacy of community benefits through their partnership with SCH.

He added: “It was our privilege and pleasure to present this cheque to SCAH.”

A SCAH spokesperson said: “We would like to thank everyone from Warrior and Wates for their generosity, their thoughtfulness and their time in making this fantastic donation.

“Every penny will go straight to the people who need it.”