GROVELANDS PARK – WINNERSH, BERKSHIRE

Councils have to provide temporary emergency accommodation for households (those with children or who are vulnerable), while applications are investigated but also while the household waits for permanent accommodation once their application has been accepted. It is anticipated that most families will spend between six and nine months at the facility and so over a year the scheme could help up to 46 households per annum.

The effects of homelessness on the local families include disruption of schooling, work and social sustainability issues such as interference of networks of support. Additional local, good quality provision for vulnerable people in need is essential as part of the response to the large increases of families in need in the Borough.

Client: Wokingham Borough Council

Status: Under Construction

Composition: 23 Temporary Accommodation Units

Value: Confidential