Action Homeless and emh group celebrate 30-year partnership with hostel handover
“This is a milestone in our long partnership with Action Homeless, and will provide greater opportunities for them to make an impact on tackling homelessness in Leicester.”
Chan Kataria, emh group Chief Executive
Local charity Action Homeless and social housing and care provider emh group celebrated a 30-year long partnership which has seen thousands of homeless people helped off the streets of Leicester at a special event on 15 May. The celebrations came as Action Homeless purchased Mayfield House from the social housing provider after leasing it from them for three decades.
Mayfield House has been managed by Action Homeless since the late 70s. During this time an estimated 5000 people have been housed there. Over the years the services provided through Mayfield House have grown to include a dedicated support team, emergency bed spaces for rough sleepers, and a Duty Desk helpline that offered advice to 1800 people in 2017.
Action Homeless have ambitious plans to renovate the hostel, improving facilities for residents and the local community.
Action Homeless CEO, Mark Grant, said: “We are grateful for many years of partnership with emh group over the last 30 years. This is the biggest housing project that Action Homeless has ever undertaken and we are looking forward to exploring ways that we can continue to offer innovative, person-centred support to homeless people in Leicester.”