Croudace Homes Sponsor Step by Step Flat

  • 30 June 2022

We are delighted to report that Croudace Homes are sponsoring one of our Supported Independence Flats. This funding means a safe and supported home for four young people at any one time – young people who would otherwise be homeless.

Matthew Norris, Croudace Homes Managing Director, visited the flat at our Aldershot Foyer, accompanied by Corporate Affairs Manager, Michelle Carter. They unveiled a plaque and cut the ribbon to mark the start of their one-year funding of the accommodation.

Supported Independence Flats (SIF) are self-contained flats where young people are encouraged to live independently, but with Support Workers on-hand should they need them. Young people living in SIF accommodation are expected to cook for themselves, pay towards bills, and do their own laundry and housework. The idea is to prepare them for independent living when they are ready to move on.

Matthew commented: “At Croudace Homes we recognise how important it is for everyone to have a stable and comfortable home, and this is particularly the case for the younger generation as they seek to establish themselves within the wider world. This is why we are so grateful and proud to be able to support Step by Step by sponsoring this flat.”

“We would like to wholeheartedly thank Croudace Homes for being the first corporate partner to sponsor one of our flats,” said Jayne Bristow, Step by Step Corporate Fundraiser. “It is vitally important for us to be able to continue our work supporting young people. Croudace are a great partner as they align with our values and understand the critical importance of giving young people a safe place to call home.”

Supported Independence Flats are funded by fundraised income, not local authority contracts, meaning we can extend the criteria of who we help. This allows us to reach young people not eligible for statutory support and who would otherwise fall through the net.

Croudace Homes Sponsor Step by Step Flat