The St Mary’s Church’s Open Doors project is a vital lifeline for many residents on low incomes who are facing food insecurity and other difficulties due to the cost-of-living crisis. The volunteer run project which provides food parcels and home equipment for those in need, will benefit from this funding to realise the opportunity to grow its outreach and to continue serving the community for at least the next five years.
In total Latimer plans to invest £64,000 in several local projects that enhance the community where they are developing affordable housing on the historic Twyford Abbey site. The recently approved development will deliver over 300 new sustainable homes within a new low-rise garden community, as well as repair and reinstate the historic site’s original walled gardens and cottage.
Richard Cook, Group Director of Development at Clarion Housing Group said, “We firmly believe that housing goes beyond bricks and mortar and is about creating thriving communities. By supporting initiatives like St Mary’s Church’s Open Doors project, we can help make a difference for local people in Ealing and we’re proud to play our part.”
Rachel White, Pastoral Assistant at St Mary’s Church, expressed gratitude for the partnership saying: “This funding is a lifeline for us and the families we serve. We’re grateful to Latimer for recognising and supporting the value of the work we are doing.”