St Mungo’s partnership to address homelessness crisis

The Barratt Developments partnership begins with a £60,000 donation to the charity.

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Housebuilder Barratt Developments has today (20th March) announced the launch of a new partnership with St Mungo’s, beginning with a £60,000 donation to the charity’s social lettings service, Real Lettings.

The partnership will ensure that funding for two Housing Management and Lettings Officers is secured for one year.

These officers are said to aim to help 50 families and individuals at risk of homelessness move into properties that they can call home.

Established in 2005, Real Lettings is said to have helped hundreds of families and individuals move into more stable accommodation and find longer term and secure homes.

Real Lettings also offers ‘advice and guidance’ around several areas such as housing options, employment and tenancy sustainment.

Howard Sinclair, CEO of St Mungo’s, said: “Barratt Developments has been an ally of St Mungo’s for years, and we are extremely pleased to have this new formalised partnership in place, which is going to have an immediate impact.

“Real Lettings is a service that provides families and people at crisis point with a place that can become a more stable home.

“The support of Barratt Developments will help Real Lettings continue to provide crucial services when people need them.

“In addition, St Mungo’s will work closely with Barratt Developments on new ways to support people long term into a home of their own.”

David Thomas, CEO of Barratt Developments, added: “We want to lead the industry not just in the quality of the homes and developments we build but also in our work with charities and good causes. St Mungo’s does a brilliant job helping rebuild people’s lives through housing.

“We’re proud to fund two housing and lettings officers who will work across the London area where the need is greatest.

“Their Real Lettings service has already helped rehouse hundreds of people, and we hope this partnership will help many more people find a place that they can call home.”

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