Former homeless residents receive Xmas hampers
The Hill Group has donated Christmas hampers to bring some extra cheer to the SoloHaus residents at Olive Morris Court in Tottenham this festive season. These specially designed individual modular homes was an initiative created by housebuilders Hill Group and were handed over to Haringey Council in October this year. The homes are already at almost full capacity with people who are on the journey from homelessness to rehabilitation.
Team members from Hill and the council joined together to deliver the hampers to help make Christmas even more special this year. The hampers included Christmas treats such as biscuits, cakes, mince pies, crackers, and more.
Andy Hill, Chief Executive, The Hill Group, said:
"SoloHaus was designed to change peoples' lives for the better. The scheme in Haringey is a brilliant example of Hill working in partnership with a council to help tackle homelessness in the UK. I hope the new residents enjoy the contents of their hampers and wish them a very happy Christmas."
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey Council, said:
"These new homes are already proving to be a huge success, providing residents with a safe, warm and secure place to live. Having somewhere to call home is life-changing, and these modular homes are a wonderful solution.
"Hill Group and Haringey Council have just been awarded a Time Out Magazine Best of the City Award for Innovation of the Year for 2021 for our SoloHaus development. This is something we are immensely proud of, and we hope is just the start as we look to deliver other schemes across the borough."
The scheme in Tottenham is a partnership between Haringey Council and Hill Group, with half of the homes at Olive Morris Court donated by Hill and significant further funding provided by the GLA and central government. It has also had support from Citizens UK, a nationwide charity dedicated to bringing people together for the common good.
SoloHaus is specially designed, furnished, and fully equipped for a single person to move into straight away. Each modular home provides independent space and a clean, safe and comfortable environment to assist residents transitioning into more permanent accommodation. The homes have energy running costs of £5 a week and are designed to Future Homes Standards, exceeding building regulations for energy efficiency and sound insulation, and a design life of 60 years (to the same performance standard of a newly constructed home).
A team of Haringey Council staff will provide specialist support to enable residents to adjust and settle into their new homes and tackle the issues that led them to become homeless. There will be a presence on-site 24/7, and we are working across the public and community sectors to deliver more comprehensive improvements to the local area.
Please contact the council via the website streetlink.org or call 0300 500 0914 if you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in the Borough, to help them get the support and access services they might need.
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