Homes for Humanity is a New Charity set up in Hyndburn in 2021, with a vision to bring Communities back together. Homes For Humanity has primarily been set up to help Local Communities, Military Veterans, those at risk of losing their homes and those who are on the brink of homelessness (which can mean sofa surfing), low-income families, young people who have been disadvantaged and other individuals who are going through traumatic times for whatever reason.

Many of these people find themselves sleeping rough and dependent on either alcohol or substance abuse, may suffer from PTSD and find themselves lost, vulnerable, alone and with no one to turn to.

Homes For Humanity has been set up to do more than just give people a coffee and a sandwich. We want to provide them a house to live in utilising government grant funding and our network of strategic partners to provide education, training, physical activities, and employment.

The Future

The plans will accommodate the following:

Café

The café will give people the opportunity to reduce social isolation, develop skills by speaking to others and increase local spending. This will be available not just to the community but also for local arts / music events.

Drop in centre

Internet accessibility and the provision of P.C.’s to help school children access the internet before and after school for homework and studies, helping individuals with CV writing, benefits and applying for vacancies as well as Community support for reduction of energy bills / home support and refurbishment.

Training advice and opportunities

Partnerships already established such as Accrington and Rossendale College, Procure Plus, Cosmetic Academy, Burnley College, and Calico.

Counselling Services

The counselling service will provide counselling to residents, Veterans and their partners, potentially homeless and low-income families/individuals. We will work alongside universities to employ volunteer counsellors that need a placement to complete their clinical hours. The counselling service will support those individuals who need support and help train students prior to employment.

Veterans safe space

There will be a safe space where veterans can reconnect with family members.

Charity Shop

Unique as students will be able to utilise some donations (clothing / furniture) to personalise as part of their coursework to be sold in the shop adding to their credits.

Partnerships

Building for Humanity CIC, Disability Stockport, Accrington and Rossendale College, Burnley College, Calico, Ministry of Defence, Department for Work and Pensions, Veterans Living History Museum, Armed Forces Covenant, Procure Plus, Cosmetic Academy and Senator International.
Conference facilities for training and educational seminars will be available to be utilised by the community as well as the college, council, and Chamber of Commerce to help promote investment in the area.