New temporary accommodation has recently been constructed for Horsham District residents who find themselves facing homelessness, often through no fault of their own.
This is the third temporary accommodation scheme completed to support local residents since late 2017, and further demonstrates the Horsham District Council’s commitment to reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless households.
The new accommodation has been specially customised to improve the wellbeing of its residents. The design and finish of the spaces have been carefully constructed and include: increased daylight to eliminate stress, installation of security measures for safety, acoustic provisions to minimise noise disruptions, green outdoor spaces and ornamental boundaries to improve the wellbeing of the tenants who will occupy the properties.
This latest development is made up of nine self-contained flats and will enable households to remain in the District and close to invaluable support connections with social and family networks.
Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Tricia Youtan, commented: “As a council we will always seek wherever possible to prevent homelessness in the best way we can.
“I am delighted that the Council has completed another development of temporary accommodation to support households managing the challenges of being made homeless.
“Temporary accommodation is a far better option for local households in priority need than bed and breakfast accommodation which is the usual alternative in these circumstances.
“As always, prevention is better than cure. Anyone experiencing challenges with their housing circumstances is urged to contact the Council’s homelessness team as soon as possible”.