Wessmaps Housing Trust, a not-for-profit social housing charity, has secured a £50,000 finance package from HSBC UK to maintain and develop the charity’s benefit to the public.
Wessmaps Housing Trust will use the funding to maintain the premises and increase the housing solutions available for vulnerable people in Southampton and the surrounding communities, adding an extra 24 homes and creating four new jobs.
The housing charity was established in 2014 when founder Jane Lockey recognised that vulnerable people are typically served poorer quality housing due to low-level investments. Since then, the charity has developed high-quality housing solutions to improve tenant wellbeing and support vulnerable people living in the community.
The additional funding will also enable the charity to provide support to the Southampton City Council Street Homeless Team, which is tasked with ensuring all homeless people within the city’s boundaries are provided with adequate temporary accommodation.