Pelham supports Starts at Home Day

Today, 1 September, is the National Housing Federation's Starts at Home campaign, highlighting how good-quality supported housing offers tailored, person-centred support to improve health and wellbeing, and give people individual choice about their own lives.

It was a pleasure to host Tom Randall, Conservative MP for Gedling during a visit to Earls Court, a new supported housing project we designed for Nottingham Community Housing Association. It was an opportunity for Gemma De Brito, Assistant Director for Homes and Wellbeing at NCHA to talk to their local MP about the importance of supported housing and the pressures they're currently facing.

At Pelham, we specialise in designing social housing for a number of housing associations including Nottingham Community Housing Association, Tuntum and Norton Housing. We are a social enterprise business where any profits that we make go back into providing more homes for the community.

Social housing providers offer supported housing services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including older and disabled people, domestic abuse survivors and those who have experienced homelessness. It makes a huge positive impact on residents’ lives, but is also critical to reducing homelessness and easing pressure on the social care, health and criminal justice systems.

Good quality supported housing is needed now more than ever, but it’s facing a number of acute funding pressures which represent a significant threat to its long-term future. New, ambitious investment is needed to protect this vital resource.

Join us in celebrating the value of supported housing and the difference we can make by providing a safe and secure place to call home.