21st Mar, 2019

Bromsgrove's Basement Project celebrates 20 years of helping the homeless

THE NORTH Worcestershire Basement Project is celebrating 20 years of dedicated service to helping young people in Bromsgrove who are homeless or facing homelessness.

The milestone was marked with a special evening and a cake created by Bromsgrove baking company Cake Magic.

The Basement Project provides a drop-in centre and floating support for people in and around North Worcestershire from its base in Hanover Street, Bromsgrove.

It is aimed at preventing and addressing homelessness, providing a family mediation service, helping young people develop their independence, life skills and confidence, supporting young people to overcome their disadvantages and other challenges and to help them achieve a positive future.

Some young people are helped in a one-off moment of crisis, while others are assisted for several months or years.

Jackie Hooper, CEO at Bromsgrove Basement Project, said: “It’s hard to believe we’ve been supporting young people throughout the region for 20 years now, so I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all those that help us with charitable donations, including food and much needed funds.

“Some young people come to the Basement Project for one-off support, but many need longer-term help to address the issues and disadvantages they face.

“We offer a warm welcome and the new website will make our service even more accessible, as well as allowing people to make much-needed donations.”

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Basement Project has also launched a brand new website, created by town marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright, which is aimed at providing helpful information and access to support for anyone in need of the charity’s services.

The website has been designed so it works just as well on mobile devices as it does on desktop and laptop computers.

The Basement Project is open Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm, and between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday evenings.

Visit bromsgrovebasementproject.org.uk to see the new website.

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