On the 13th June 2019, a team from Centrus in London helped in refurbishing a hostel in Forest Hill for the Single Homelessness Project (SHP). SHP are a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. The hostel in question houses 6 people, aged 16-22, who are offered 24-hour support to bring stability and a sense of ‘home’ and help them with the skills they need to move forward positively with their lives.
The team were split into two groups; one tasked with repainting the living room and the other to start remodeling the garden. The indoor team worked hard to transform the room from one with old decoration and painting to a modern and spacious place. Meanwhile the outdoor team tackled the building and repainting of benches and helped clear the general garden area to make it a more welcoming space.
It was a tiring but incredibly rewarding day, helping to improve and support the lives of both the staff and residents of such an important place.