Harrogate Homeless Project has received a major boost to its campaign to extend day centre provision in the town following support from engineering and construction firm Tate Group.
Tate Group has become a Patron of the Project, pledging significant financial support which will help the charity achieve ambitious plans to develop the Springboard day centre.
Springboard provides hot meals, showers, laundry services, a regular GP clinic and practical support and is often a first touchpoint between local homeless adults and Harrogate Homeless Project, whose trained teams can start to build trust and relationships to help vulnerable people off the streets. Recent additions to the activity programme include basic cookery classes, a foot clinic, hairdressing, fitness and psychotherapy.
Shane Tate, Director of Tate Group, said: “Tate Group are very pleased to become Patron of the Harrogate Homeless Project, and to be able to support the fantastic work carried out by the Project, who are working tirelessly to provide the basic requirements we all deserve – a place to live.”
Liz Hancock of Harrogate Homeless Project said: “Support from local businesses like Tate Group makes such a massive difference to us and makes the forward planning of our service so much easier.
“We are delighted to welcome Tate Group as a Patron of Harrogate Homeless Project and we look forward to developing our relationship with them over the coming months.”