In 2022 we opened our 10th house and our first women’s house. We also recruited our first specialist women’s worker. A generous donation allowed Edge to fund three rooms to be used for those with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), enabling us to house asylum seekers and refugees.
Homelessness is an extremely complex sector which is strongly linked to issues such as substance misuse, mental illness, domestic abuse and laws and systems regarding migration and refugees. The work of Edge is varied and involves collaborative working with many sector organisations. We also run our own projects that help enhance the lives of our residents, such as Edge Apple Juice, Breakfast club, employment support, visits and activities.
The 10th birthday celebrations include an evening event at The King’s Centre on Thursday 6 October. During the evening we will share many of the ways that Edge Housing has helped to transform the lives of those who have been homeless.
- To provide homes with support to enable those who have experienced homelessness to deal with the issues stopping them from gaining employment and living independently.
- To provide ‘Progression’ homes for those who may never be able to live wholly independently.
- To offer on-going support for those who have moved on from Edge Housing.
- To provide safe homes with support from a team experienced in mental health and addiction issues.
- To offer an individualised approach to each resident. Taking into consideration all of their needs, discovering their hopes and dreams and supporting them to achieve the life they want.
- To keep true to our belief that each of us are made for a purpose and none are beyond help.
- We offer dignity to all our residents, potential residents and ex-residents.
- We understand that we are all equal.
- We always try to make all who come into contact with us, feel welcomed and accepted.
- We understand our residents need purpose, value and identity as much as we do.
Edge is always looking for more volunteers, supporters and corporate ambassadors. If you’d like to know more about getting involved with Edge Housing, please email Sue.
More information at edgehousing.org
Author: Esthy Hung, Edge Housing Volunteer Coordinator