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René House: raising the standards of temporary housing

“People deserve to live somewhere that feels like their home rather than just a roof above their head.” Find out how René House is making this a reality in Nottingham.
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Red Balloon: A different approach to education

Red Balloon provides an alternative to mainstream education for children who can’t cope with school. Find out more.
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YMCA Cheltenham: Breaking the cycle of repeat homelessness

Read why YMCA Cheltenham’s new approach to homelessness is a ‘win-win’ all round.
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HARP: Catching people who slip through the cracks

Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) is the leading homelessness charity in Southend-on-Sea. It supports single people, who are often seen as a low priority for social housing. Find out more…
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The Hamlet Centre: Supporting people with disabilities

The Hamlet offers a range of services for children and adults with severe disabilities and complex needs in Norwich. It’s used a Charity Bank loan to expand its day centre. Read more…
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Mosaic 1898: Offering life-enhancing disability services

Mosaic 1898 is using its Charity Bank loan to turn an old chapel, community centre and house into The Whetstone Hub. Doing so will enable the charity to enrich even more disabled lives and launch new services.
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North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid: safety and support

North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid offers domestic abuse survivors a safe home and support for as long as they need it. Find out more.
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Leigh Building Preservation Trust: heritage & community

Leigh Building Preservation Trust has not only restored a historic building, it’s also created a community hub that’s revitalising a disadvantaged area of Greater Manchester.
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Dundee Women’s Aid: Providing refuge when it’s most needed

“Dundee has the highest incidence of domestic abuse in Scotland. The need for our services is growing. After the first lockdown, there was a 600% increase in requests for refuge spaces for women and children.”