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Homelife
26th February 2015
Chris Hughes
Homelife Coordinator
What is Homelife?
• Provides affordable homes for our
clients, with good transport links and
close to local amenities
• Pr...
The Process…
• The Homelife Team purchase
properties throughout the North
East that have been empty for a
minimum period o...
Homelife will prioritise:
EHCGP Round 1 £650k 25 Properties (original 20 completed by August 14)
EPCGP Round 2 £825k 30 Properties to be delivered b...
TCUK Property Services (PS) have been developing, maintaining and refurbishing all
Changing Lives properties for over 5 ye...
TCUK Property Services-
Training and Employment
TCUK Property Services offer a tiered system of training and employment:
•...
Before Images
Before Images
After Images
After Images
Highlights
• Achieving targets of 80 properties by March 2015
• Excellent reputation with funders
• Unrestricted income
• ...
What is the future for
the project?
Strategic objectives
2014 to 2017
• A minimum of 125 properties in management by 31 March 2017
• Provide affordable homes ...
Any Questions?
Thank you
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Impact of EHCGP - Changing Lives

  1. 1. Homelife 26th February 2015 Chris Hughes Homelife Coordinator
  2. 2. What is Homelife? • Provides affordable homes for our clients, with good transport links and close to local amenities • Provides on going training and employment opportunities for our clients through TCUK Property Services, our property refurbishment social enterprise • Through rental income it generates unrestricted funds for the charity
  3. 3. The Process… • The Homelife Team purchase properties throughout the North East that have been empty for a minimum period of 6 months or more. • The properties are refurbished to Decent Homes Standard by TCUK Property Services, our property refurbishment social enterprise. • The refurbished homes provide affordable, inviting and permanent homes to those in need
  4. 4. Homelife will prioritise:
  5. 5. EHCGP Round 1 £650k 25 Properties (original 20 completed by August 14) EPCGP Round 2 £825k 30 Properties to be delivered by end of January 2015 HCA Round 3 £500k 25 Properties to be delivered by end of March 2015 HCA Round 4 £990k 45 Properties to be delivered between April 2015–Dec 2016 Changing Lives £3,557m CL Reserves and loan finance Willan Trust £250k 5 properties purchased (inc in HCA targets) Hospital Discharge £200k 6 properties (inc in HCA targets) Nationwide Foundation £167k Contribution to cost of refurb 19 properties (inc in HCA targets) Ridley Villas £43k Contribution towards refurb of 3 properties for RV tenants Linden Family Fund £23k Contribution to furnishing costs Community Foundation £13k Contribution to furnishing costs Total £7.2m 125 properties owned and tenanted by December 2016 based on average £400 per month rent = approx. £600K unrestricted income per annum Funding
  6. 6. TCUK Property Services (PS) have been developing, maintaining and refurbishing all Changing Lives properties for over 5 years so the refurbishment of empty homes is a natural progression in its development. Led by a professional team, TCUK PS employs service users as apprentices and offer clients work placement opportunities via our Employment Team so they gain the necessary qualifications and experience to progress to a career in the construction industry. Trainees who require accommodation can apply to live in a Homelife property. Homelife and TCUK Property Services Partnership
  7. 7. TCUK Property Services- Training and Employment TCUK Property Services offer a tiered system of training and employment: • Apprenticeships • 3 Month Placements • 2 Week Work Placements • Volunteers
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  12. 12. Highlights • Achieving targets of 80 properties by March 2015 • Excellent reputation with funders • Unrestricted income • Tenants feedback • 96% of tenancies have been a success • Properties being kept in excellent condition • Developing robust processes • Employing and providing homes for ex-clients • Developed close relationships with local authorities and estate agents to secure the best properties in an ever increasing competitive market • Runner up in “Contribution to the Community Award 2014” Institute of Housing • Allowed us to become a registered social landlord, TCUK Homes
  13. 13. What is the future for the project?
  14. 14. Strategic objectives 2014 to 2017 • A minimum of 125 properties in management by 31 March 2017 • Provide affordable homes to rent that are maintained to high quality standard (Minimum Decent Homes Standard) • Maintain the strong relationship with the HCA as a Registered Housing Provider and as a partner in the delivery of its Affordable Housing Programme • Explore existing and new funding streams both locally and nationally to identify opportunities for growth • Work with partners to develop capacity and capability to deliver new build opportunities • Explore and pilot Housing First opportunities in collaboration with Changing Lives Operations
  15. 15. Any Questions?
  16. 16. Thank you

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