Sanctuary Homes provides new windows for Southend homeless charity

A homeless charity in Southend has benefitted from a raft of new windows thanks to a donation from Sanctuary Homes.

Sanctuary Homes provides new windows for charity

We have upgraded around 40 Victorian windows to double glazing at accommodation in the town run by HARP, which helps local people overcome homelessness.

The much-needed renovation will enable the charity to provide safe accommodation to homeless people both during the current coronavirus outbreak and in the future.

We carried out the work as part of our MORE programme, which commits to connect with people in places where we’re building new homes. There are currently 16 one and two-bedroom homes being delivered by our team at nearby Westcliff-on-Sea.

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s Head of Place Shaping, said: “It is vital that everyone has somewhere safe and warm to call home and that’s why replacing the windows for HARP was so important.

“We were happy to support HARP in this way and look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring.”

Matt Pettit, Acting Team Manager at HARP, commented: “Residents often complained about the windows and due to single pane glass, they were fragile and so could easily get broken and it was cold in the properties.

“Since being completed the accommodation looks wonderful and so we are extremely grateful to Sanctuary for their generosity.”

Our Westcliff-on-Sea development, known as The Westcliffs, features 13 homes for shared ownership with the remaining three for affordable rent. It is due to be completed later this year and all of the homes have already been reserved.

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