AT FLAGSHIP, WE DON’T SIMPLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES – WE WANT TO SOLVE THE HOUSING CRISIS TOO. OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD TO ESTABLISH HOPESTEAD, WHICH WE INTEND TO BE OUR NEW CHARITY THAT SUPPORTS FLAGSHIP’S GOAL AND IS COMMITTED TO END HOMELESSNESS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND.

By working in partnership with local authorities, charities and social enterprises, Hopestead aims to prevent, reduce and alleviate homelessness, help to build sustainable communities and ensure everyone has a place to call home.

We didn’t expect to launch Hopestead so soon. However, due to COVID-19 we had to think differently and ask ourselves what else we can do now. We know COVID-19 has the potential to further increase homelessness, particularly with social renters being most at risk. We have an opportunity and responsibility to #StandTogether, do something positive and help those who need it most. So, we have brought our initiative forward.

The pandemic has affected everyone and changed the perspective of many. Communities are now more important than ever. People are going above and beyond to help the most vulnerable, and we’ve seen so many great things happening across the Group. Hopestead wants to enhance this work and provide teams with additional support to help keep people in their homes – because everyone deserves a place to call home.

We will share more information as things progress, but if you have any ideas, know of areas where we can do more, or would like to offer your help – please contact us below.

@_hopestead

Our recent community champions campaign launched to recognise and celebrate everyone who made a difference in our communities during the challenges of the last year. 

We’ve been working with @weareresource to create custom thank you gifts to send to our #hopesteadchampions who have gone above and beyond to support their communities. 

This week over 100 inspiring Community Champions nominees will receive their reward pack in the post, and we look forward to speaking to all of our champions very soon. 

Have you received yours? Tag us in your stories #hopesteadchampions

#connectedcommunities #communityfirst #communitysupport
Keep an eye out for us 👀

We’re excited to welcome our new Hopestead vans to the roads!

Our #bright and #bold vans reflect our ambitious goal of ending homelessness in the East of England, because everyone deserves a place to call home.

#endhomelessness #eastofengland
#charity #preventhomelessness #connectedcommunities
Happy Easter from Hopestead! 

Whether in person, virtually or socially distanced, we hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your loved ones

#Easter #HappyEaster
This week we invited the team at @YourOwnPlace_ to a lunch and learn session with Flagship Group colleagues; Over 40 colleagues attended to find out more about the TILS+ training we will be offering to support customers of Flagship Group.

The bespoke training, both face to face and digital, will include topics such as tenancy responsibilities and money management.  This training will assist customers to thrive in their tenancies, whilst empowering them to overcome barriers in their lives. 

We look forward to welcoming trainees from May this year.

By working in partnership, we can tackle the causes of homelessness and build long term, sustainable solutions.

#DebtAwareness #DebtAwarenessWeek #TheFirstStep #Homelessness #EndHomelessness
We believe in building financial resilience, empowering individuals to take control of their finances and break the cycles of homelessness.

We’re pleased to announce a new #partnership with @eslcreditunion to offer an incentivised savings scheme to customers of @_FlagshipGroup. Customers can receive a bonus up to £100 for regularly saving over a 12-month period. 

This takes us one step closer to ending #homelessness in the East of England.

#DebtAwareness #DebtAwarenessWeek #TheFirstStep #Savings #EndHomelessness
We want to #endhomelessness in the East of England, we know that’s ambitious, and we know we can’t do it alone.

Donate today at hopestead.org

All donations received go directly to individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Together we can ensure everyone has a place to call home in a sustainable and connected community.