YHG’s Supported Housing Christmas Gift Appeal is now in its 6th year and was introduced by the housing provider to ensure that its young residents, whether living alone in one of its four foyers, or part of a vulnerable family, would have a gift to open at Christmas.
Colleagues and Board Members have bought gifts out of their own pocket for 261 residents aged from 2 months to 24 years old, who may not otherwise receive any gifts, in the hope that a little something may help to put a smiles on their face on Christmas Day.
Martin Wright, Head of Supported Housing for Your Housing Group said: “We really care about all our residents and feel that if we can help just a small group enjoy this festive period a little more, we’re doing something right. Through our Foyers and supported housing schemes we aim to help our residents live and flourish as independently as possible.
“And whilst for many, Christmas is an exciting time filled with love, laughter and gifts, for some, this time of year can be especially difficult. This appeal makes sure that all young people in our Foyers and supported schemes receive something at Christmas, and I want to extend a huge thank you to #TeamYHG colleagues and board members who have once again been so incredibly generous.”
Your Housing Group own and manage supported housing homes across the Northwest, including Bridge Foyer in Chester, Verve Place in Warrington, Coops Foyer in Wigan and Ravenhead Foyer in St Helens, designed to give vulnerable people a safe place to call home. They provide vital support to vulnerable people through with housing, support, and access to learning.