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Thank you so much, I can’t believe you are doing this for me. I am so grateful for all of the support around me and can’t wait to start fresh in my new home!

At Hopestead, we believe in tackling the causes of homelessness as well as giving people a safe place to live. We also care about long-term, sustainable solutions to homelessness. But we know that people often have to make difficult decisions between buying essential furnishings, paying their rent, or providing hot meals and clean clothes for their families. This must stop.  

We want to remove the barriers to accessing essential furniture and furnishings for tenants moving into a new home from a route of homelessness. We will give choice and enable someone to thrive in their home, supporting them in their journey to become empowered to break the cycle of homelessness.

Because everyone deserves a place to call home.

What is Hope at Home?

”Hope at Home’ launched in November 2021 to provide essential items to those moving from homelessness into a Flagship Group home. Through this, tenants have access to household items required for them to thrive, including:

  • Bedroom and lounge furniture packages
  • Essential kitchen appliances; cookers, fridge freezers and washing machines
  • Smaller essential appliances; microwaves, kettle and toaster packs and vacuum cleaners
  • Cutlery, crockery, and utensils
  • Flooring

Case Study – Ms M

Following 4 years of rough sleeping, Ms M secured a home with Flagship Group. She had experienced significant mental health difficulties, which were exacerbated by years of rough sleeping.

Those referred to Hope at Home are met by one of the Hopestead team who support with choosing from a range of brand-new items available in a selection of colours. It’s all about empowering people to choose how they furnish their new home.

Hopestead provided bedroom furniture, a sofa, and coffee table to furnish her home – out of everything, Ms M was most excited for her new bedside table because she had somewhere to stand a lamp next to her bed to help her feel safe after such a long period of rough sleeping.

We did it! Now I get to show you out of my very own home!” said Ms M, as she ran to the door to see us out. We did it, Ms M.