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HfH Homes & International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. A day to recognise bias and inequality against women, campaign for women’s education and against violence. Once we acknowledge these core issues and biases, then we can champion for change.  In acknowledgement of the substantial role gender inequality plays in the home, land and home ownership rights, Habitat for Humanity places great significance on women empowerment and advocacy for women’s right worldwide. In Great Britain, HfH Homes also support the empowerment of women through hosting women build weeks and supporting partner charities such as Hibiscus Initiatives and Housing for Women to provide safe, decent and affordable homes and improved community facilities for women in need. Hibiscus Initiatives, one of our newest partners, a charity working with marginalised Black and Minority Ethnic Foreign National and Migrant offenders and detainees in custody, detention and the community. The charity engages and works with clients to support and empower them in addressing and dealing with their multiple complex...

VA Hostel Completion

  More than 750 Bloomberg volunteers donated over 3,800 hours to transform a facility for homeless veterans London: Veterans Aid today announced the completion of its Old Rectory transformation, part of the charity’s £7 million New Belvedere House hostel refurbishment project. The renovation of the 12-bedroom facility was completed with the support of Bloomberg volunteers, whose contribution has helped to turn it into a world-class facility. Bloomberg’s unique community engagement contribution to the New Belvedere House redevelopment project included hands on volunteer work from 757 employees, who collectively donating 3,879 hours over the course of the ten month project. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Bloomberg volunteers completely renovated the Old Rectory building, which is now fully occupied. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said, “This refurbishment project is a life-changer for many ex-servicemen in need. Although the Old Rectory is just the start of the overall New Belvedere House transformation, it has set a standard that will change the way people think about hostels for the homeless.” In a partnership between Veterans...

Refugee Day 2016

_DSC0119aCan you imagine a day in your life, young or old, being wrenched from the only home, life and people you know right now?  Can you envisage the feeling of sheer desperation and need to survive? Could you imagine having to choose between the safety and life of your own or your child’s?   I can’t. Why? Because I haven’t ever had to. On Refugee Day, we are reminded of the importance of looking beyond ourselves and our local community. We are reminded of the courage and strength that it takes for so many refugees across the world, to leave their homes and loved ones, in search of  safety. Here at Habitat for Humanity GB Homes, we believe that everyone deserves to have a safe place to live and call home.  Whilst our primary focus is on providing affordable housing for those in need, in the...