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Six more modular homes for homeless installed to north of Cambridge





Six more modular homes for single people with a history of homelessness have been made available to Jimmy’s Cambridge.

Hill modular homes Jimmy's Cambridge (45194000)
Hill modular homes Jimmy's Cambridge (45194000)

Designed and built by housebuilder Hill, the homes have been installed “on land owned by Cambridge City Council in the north of the city”, and are managed by Jimmy’s Cambridge.

Similar to the previous four modular homes launched in December 2020, local homelessness charity Jimmy’s will manage and provide support to the new residents and work with the council and other local organisations to continue to provide support to people who need it most. This latest installation takes the total new modular homes donated by Hill so far to 10.

Mark Allan, chief executive of Jimmy’s Cambridge, said: “These next six modular homes provide further opportunities to people who are homeless. They are a steppingstone for people who have been sleeping rough to give them a real home, and to provide the support and renewed hope to overcome a very difficult period in their lives.”

Despite the added pressures of Covid-19, it remains a priority to offer new homes to people who have been sleeping on the streets.

Cllr Richard Johnson, executive councillor for housing, said: “The provision of these homes underlines the council’s commitment to providing a robust pathway out of homelessness as part of our broader strategy. They provide a tangible opportunity for rough sleepers to move off the streets and build their lives again.”

At the new site are, from left, Rory Lowlings of Cambridge City Council’s development team; Mark Allan, chief executive of Jimmy’s Cambridge, and Ben Croucher, site manager, Hill Homes
At the new site are, from left, Rory Lowlings of Cambridge City Council’s development team; Mark Allan, chief executive of Jimmy’s Cambridge, and Ben Croucher, site manager, Hill Homes

Tom Hill, regional director at Hill, said: “We are really proud to offer the next stage of our ongoing support to people who are homeless and delighted to see them move into these high quality homes. Foundation 200 is a true representation of Hill’s dedication to helping people who are in need of safe, secure accommodation.”

One resident, Mick (name changed), who moved into one of the new homes in December, is really pleased with his new abode.

He said: “I’m loving my new place, it’s perfect for me and I’m enjoying having my own space. I feel lucky and am really grateful for this opportunity.”

The first modular homes design was via a project involving Allia, the council and New Meaning, and were made available to six homeless individuals last year.



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