Provides supported accommodation for ex-service personnel and helps them become independent.
The relief of poverty, deprivation and distress among homeless ex-service personnel within the North East.
Provides a safe and secure living environment at St Peter's Court, whilst enabling tenants to access support services including:
relevant mental health counselling, Royal British Legion and Citizen's Advice Bureau 1-1 sessions, local training provision, employment advice, volunteering opportunities and outdoor activities.Why the community needs us
Providing ex-service personnel with the confidence to become independent will allow them to move on with their lives and become part of the local community once again. They can then contribute to the local economy and source gainful employment long term.St Peter's Court tenants have recently engaged with the local community by taking part in the Newcastle RVI hospital children's cancer run. The tenants are also looking to support the local parish church with a wild life project this summer.Our impact on the community
Since the project opened in April 2011, we have received 156 referrals from the following agencies: The Royal British Legion, Spaces, SSAFA, prison services, mental health agencies and the local authority. The project so far has helped 55 tenants move into their own accommodation. The project has helped tenants access the following training courses: NEBOSH, Solar Panel, Off Shore Survival, Forklift, Electrical and painting and decorating. Forty-five tenants have accessed full-time employment.
Volunteer to supportproject staff and manager.