Lawson West’s client on "mission to break the cycle of homelessness"

Lawson West’s client on "mission to break the cycle of homelessness"

Action Homeless, a client of Lawson West’s, is a thriving local charity and social enterprise committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in Leicestershire.

They have been based in Leicester for 50 years and help individuals and families from across the city and county. Last year alone, they provided emergency housing and specialist support to 463 people and helped 139 people move into permanent and secure homes.

Action Homeless is delighted to be taking over ownership of seven properties in Leicester from The Riverside Group. The houses, already under management of the charity, will continue to provide homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Riverside Group and Action Homeless have worked in partnership for over thirty years to provide much needed homes for people affected by insecure housing and homelessness.

One of the properties being purchased by the charity, provides refuge for women and children who’ve lost their homes as a result of domestic abuse. It has enabled hundreds of families to rebuild their lives and is home to a specialist project which helps young children to recover from trauma and homelessness. The other properties offer individuals, who have faced homelessness, with a safe place to live whilst being supported to achieve and sustain a more secure and permanent home. Situated in a range of neighbourhoods across the city, the homes will support Action Homeless in its mission to break the cycle of homelessness.

Head of Commercial, Rebecca Beswick, comments:

“To be able to say that Lawson West assisted in the pursuit of tackling homelessness is a great achievement for all involved. It is a privilege to be able to aid such a good cause, not only in assisting them in this transaction, but also throughout the year as one of our chosen charities we support through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme.”

Mark Grant, CEO of Action Homeless, said:

"The opportunity to purchase these properties, which have played such an important role in our response to homelessness over the years, provides security for Action Homeless and the people who we support. Having a good range of housing in our portfolio is essential if we are to meet the rising demand for our services. We are grateful to Riverside Housing for their partnership and good will which has meant we have been able to help so many people facing crisis and will continue to do so long into the future."

Action Homeless are proud signatories of Leicester’s Homelessness Charter


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