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We run a scheme where individuals moving from temporary accommodation into new tenancies are provided with home 'starter packs'.
Moving can be stressful, complicated and expensive. Even more so if you’ve recently experienced homelessness or have a history of being homeless more than once. The move from homelessness to more settled accommodation is a huge step and has a major impact on health and well being. But often, after a period of homelessness, people have lost many if not all of their material possessions. Imagine being homeless and losing all of your possessions. We all need the basics in our homes – pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, bedding and the like. Without these, most of us would struggle to make the tenancy work. Our starter packs offer these basics to new tenants.
The Home Starter Packs are essential in helping to ensure a good start, or restart, after some time without a permanent home. By providing packs of essential household goods to those moving into a new tenancy, we can go some way to make houses feel more homely, and help people keep their tenancy going. This in turn helps reduce the likelihood of future homelessness.
The Starter Pack Scheme is only possible through the help and support of our funders, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Public Health Agency NI, as well as staff and volunteers we’re lucky to work with.