One Housing awarded 'move on' homes programme contract

16 Dec 2019

One Housing will receive £15million of capital grant to deliver 115 homes, as well as revenue funding to provide support. This is part of The Mayor’s ‘move-on’ homes programme which builds on City Hall’s wider work to help rough sleepers and to support victims of violence against women and girls.

The first homes are expected to be ready in early autumn and the remainder started by March 2021. Residents will be provided with support including for mental health issues, financial management, help finding employment, education or training opportunities, and referrals to other agencies.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Once former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse have received the immediate support they need, the next priority is helping them move on from hostels and refuges into somewhere safe and stable to live. These homes will offer a vital stepping stone as they are supported to live more independently and move on with their lives. It is now crucial the Government urgently funds longer-term accommodation for former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse.”

Martin D’Mello, Group Director of Health, Care and Support at One Housing said: “We are delighted that One Housing has been awarded one of the first ‘move-on’ homes programme contracts to deliver 115 homes. One Housing has a long history of helping and supporting people get back on their feet. We provide homes, support and care which gives them the skills they need to move towards sustainable independence. We look forward to working with the Mayor to deliver this much needed housing and these vital services in London.”