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A CEO’s view on buying property to tackle homelessness

More than 160,000 people in London don’t have a home. The rates in Newham are particularly stark, with one in 24 people classed as homeless. First Fruit is working to change that, one person at a time.
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First Fruit: tackling homelessness in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK

One in 24 people in Newham is classed as homeless. First Fruit is helping to support some of the people most affected, with a package of support ranging from accommodation to training.
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A Chief Executive’s Perspective: simplifying finances with a loan

The Jericho Foundation helps people overcome barriers to employment.
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Jericho Foundation: a stepping stone to employment

The Foundation helps people overcome barriers to employment. It provides work opportunities and support services as a stepping stone towards mainstream work.
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A Chair’s perspective: loans to create affordable homes

The East Cambridgeshire parishes of Stretham and Wilburton joined forces in 2012 to address the housing crisis affecting their villages.
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Chooselife Wales: a path to recovery

Chooselife Wales runs a drop-in centre providing support, guidance, signposting and activities to those struggling with substance misuse and related difficulties.
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A Managing Director’s Perspective: buying property with loan finance

Chooselife Wales runs a drop-in centre offering guidance, signposting and activities to those struggling with substance abuse and related mental health difficulties and homelessness.
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A Church perspective: investing in a permanent base

Connect Church UK has been operating for over 80 years in an inner-city area of Birmingham. A loan of £975,000 from Charity Bank has helped the charity to build a new, purpose-built church and community centre.
Reports

Impact Report 2020

'Investing in Society' is the latest impact report from Charity Bank, the loans and savings bank for charities, social enterprises, and people who want to improve the world around them.