A Vital Helping Hand - The Directory Group

A vital helping hand

Local homeless families in desperate need have received a vital helping hand from an innovative project in Alton.

A redundant office building has been extensively remodelled into a scheme of 14 two-bed flats, 10 of which will go to homeless families, with the remaining four made available for families using the Hampshire Home Choice housing list.

Prospect Place, in Mill Lane, were built by Petersfield Housing Association with support from East Hampshire District Council.

Dave Chapman, chairman of Petersfield Housing Association, said: “Good housing is a basic need and the housing crisis today is well documented.

“The new homes are predominately for local homeless families who are in desperate need of accommodation that is built to a high standard.

“We are proud to have been part of this partnership and of the quality of the homes we have provided.”

Cllr Tony Muldoon, chairman of EHDC, said: “East Hampshire may be a wealthy and affluent district but homelessness is still a serious issue here.

“This scheme will provide a safe, high-quality home for some of the district’s most vulnerable people.”

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley