Warwickshire charity Helping Hands Community Project has received a £500 donation from Barratt Homes to support its warm hub for the homeless and vulnerable.

To help with the increased demand for the charity’s services, the leading housebuilder made the contribution to benefit a variety of the charity’s beneficiaries. This includes everyone affected by the causes and effects of homelessness, such as vulnerability in housing, domestic abuse, addiction, isolation, mental health challenges, and poverty.

Helping Hands provides hot meals for those in need, but also offers support with accommodation, a house2home furniture donation scheme, counselling services and support groups. The charity also has nurses and general practitioners in regular attendance to provide further support to people visiting the hub.

The charity has given regular support to over 800 individuals in the last year and, with the cost-of-living crisis affecting so many, is seeing this number and the demand for their services increase.
Lianne Kirkman, Founder of Helping Hands Community Project, said: “We are extremely grateful to Barratt Homes for its donation. Our community project is funded mainly through the generous giving of individuals, corporates, and local community groups.

“This will allow us to continue the work we do in giving local homeless and vulnerable people a hand up, not just a handout towards a brighter future.”

Following the donation, Barratt Homes’ Sales Adviser, Hayley Cotter – based at the nearby Aston Grange development in Upper Lighthorne – visited the charity’s representatives to see how the donation will make a difference.

Adrian Evans, Managing Director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “Helping Hands Community Project provides a fantastic service and compassionate support for those affected by homelessness around Warwickshire.

“It’s a privilege for us to have the opportunity to support local causes and we hope our contribution will help with the growing demand for the charity’s services.”