Five new properties, which will offer dedicated support to rough sleepers, will be built in Breckland, thanks to a new partnership between Breckland Council and Broadland Housing.
The new homes will be completed later this year in Thetford. Former rough sleepers from across Breckland will be supported to transition into longer-term accommodation. Individuals will also get help to access education, employment opportunities and healthcare.
The development includes 4 x 2-storey, 1-bedroom terraced homes and an adjoining bungalow, with a shared garden space. The homes are being developed in the grounds of Elm House, formerly called Elm Road Community Centre. Breckland Council is currently converting the centre itself into emergency accommodation units. The new development includes car parking spaces, ensuring easy access for residents and support staff.
The £926,000 project is being funded by Broadland Housing and Breckland Council, following a successful grant for £245,000 from Homes England. The project is part of Breckland Council’s new corporate plan and Inspiring Communities programme, aimed at enhancing the lives of Breckland residents through strategic partnerships and early intervention services.
We are once again delighted to be working with Breckland Council on this important project. More homes are needed for the rough sleepers of Breckland Council, and Broadland welcomes the opportunity to contribute to providing much needed homes for homeless people in Norfolk.
Andrew Savage, Executive Development Director for Broadland Housing
Breckland Council is committed to tackling the causes of homelessness and supporting rough sleepers. These new units will assist some of the most vulnerable members of our community, enabling them to stay safe, access support and develop the skills needed to live independently.
Cllr Paul Claussen, Deputy Leader, Breckland District Council, and Councillor Alison Webb, Executive Member for Housing, Health & Communities