Allia supports businesses that aim to make a positive change for people, planet and place. In doing so, Allia has helped create thousands of jobs and has arranged over half a billion pounds in finance to help registered charities, enterprises and sustainable businesses.
In its latest venture, Allia is leading a pioneering project to build micro-homes for the homeless in Cambridge. States Martin Clark, acting CEO of Allia: “A new way of acting is required if we are to break the terrible cycle of homelessness that an increasing number of people find themselves struggling with.”
Allia has obtained planning permission for six modular homes (five for homeless persons and one for a support worker), which are among the first of their kind in the UK. The homes are being built by social enterprise, New Meaning, employing people who have faced homelessness themselves. Jimmy’s support team will provide daily, high-quality, intensive support to help make this new opportunity work for each resident. According to Martin, “There are more homes in the pipeline. We are grateful to our professional services partners who provide their expertise pro bono.”
The six modular micro-homes will be built on Newmarket Road, on the grassy lawn adjacent to the Christ the Redeemer Church, and will be available shortly.
Elizabeth Deyong, Property Partner at Barr Ellison Solicitors, says: “This is about supporting those most in need in our community. We have a long relationship with Allia and admire the work they do. This pioneering approach to extricating people from homelessness and poverty will make a real difference to our community.”
More information on the project can be found on the local planning portal.