#HOMES FOR ALL

We are delighted to announce that we have employed two engagement officers and will be running a homeless project; #HomesForAll.

 

Homelessness in Derry/Londonderry is once again on the rise 8610 households presented as homeless to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive during Jan-June 2021. Rent increases, rise in prices for food, electricity and heating, benefit cuts, zero-hour contracts, and a chronic housing shortage have resulted in difficulty for those. individuals trying to find and those trying to keep a permanent home.

Becoming homeless can happen to anyone. Many people think you are only homeless if you are sleeping rough but there are many situations where a person is classed as homeless. A person may be homeless if they are:

  • Staying with friends or family

  • Staying in a hostel

  • Staying in a bed and breakfast

  • Living in very overcrowded conditions

  • At the risk of violence if they stay in their home

  • Living in poor conditions that is damaging their health

  • Living in a house that is unsuitable for them

Here at the 4R’s, we want to highlight the ongoing problem that is hidden homelessness and remove the stigma of being homeless.

We believe no one should be without a home. The #Homesforall project aims to help individuals make a house a home.

We will try to help any individual referred to us so that the transition from being homeless to finding their new home is that bit easier. If you would like to avail of our services contact your support worker, or Housing Assist for a referral

Follow our homeless project facebook page 4R's #Homesforall to keep up to date with our progress.

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Furniture Donations

We will provide individuals in need with basic household items.

 

DONATE TODAY!

We need your help to make a house a home, We wish for the following:

  • Beds

  • Wardrobes

  • Chests of drawers

  • Tables & Chairs

  • TV units

  • White good appliances

Donations are greatly appreciated.

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Food Bank

We will also be running an emergency food pantry.  Don't go hungry. We are in partnership with foyle food bank. 

 

Get in contact with foyle food bank or a housing support worker.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to our emergency foodbank, we have a donation drop off for non-perishable items. 

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Training 

We will offer a place on one of our DIY programmes; Upcycling, Joinery or White goods repair. 

 

Why not “Learn a Little and Laugh A lot” with our expert tutors, Annmarie, Denis & Steven. 

 

These training programmes run for 6 weeks 

Sign up today to learn a new skill,  improve employability and/or advance to further training

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Job Support

We also offer a free, confidential and impartial service of advice and advocacy.

We will offer help and support for anyone looking to return to employment or education.

 

We will be running an interview clothing scheme. If you would like to donate any attire that would be beneficial for anyone who can not afford to dress smart for an interview. 

These individuals will also have access to a computer, internet and printer on our premises.