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Christmas Pans Out for City’s Homeless

180 days ago Thu 20th Dec 2018

Photo of NCT and NCHA with Donations

Our Travel Centre team have donated kitchen essentials for every room at a new service that is helping to prevent homelessness in the city.

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) have recently opened a new homelessness prevention service in the City Centre, providing temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

Developed in partnership with Nottingham City Council, the 13 bed spaces are a joint response to help alleviate homelessness in the Nottingham city area and spaces are allocated to individuals and couples who are referred to NCHA by Nottingham City Council’s Housing Aid Department.

After supporting NCHA with donations of Christmas presents in previous years, the Travel Centre Team were keen to support this new initiative and following a trip to IKEA have purchased kitchen essentials to ensure everyone staying in the new accommodation has everything they need to prepare and cook their meals.

The bumper purchase of kitchen essentials including frying pans, saucepans, crockery, cutlery, utensils, tea-towels, chopping boards, mugs and glasses were handed over by the Travel Centre Manager and Supervisor this week, just in time for Christmas.

Kim Munday, Complex Families worker, Nottingham Community Housing Association: “We are once again overwhelmed by the support from the staff at the NCT Travel Centre. Our new homelessness prevention service has recently opened, providing temporary accommodation to help alleviate the growing demand for accommodation, for people experiencing homelessness in the city”.

Kim continued, “Staff at the NCT Travel Centre have provided much needed kitchen essentials which will make day to day living for those staying here all that much easier. I would like to thank the Travel Centre Staff for their kindness, generosity and for their continued support for the work that we do.”

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT’s Marketing Manager added, “Our Travel Centre team have once again excelled with their efforts to support others in need. The generous donation of so much kitchen equipment is perfectly timed for Christmas, but will of course benefit those who use NCHA’s services for months and years to come”.

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