The Sureserve Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant to Wandle Housing Association in order to help residents in need during this difficult time.
Wandle supports people, across south London, who need a home. Founded in 1967 as the Merton Family Housing Trust, Wandle have grown into an organisation with over 7,000 homes across nine south London boroughs.
The strain on families during this period has been substantial, and having listened to their residents, Wandle has put in place the Helping Hand Fund, available to Wandle residents who are struggling financially during these unexpected, challenging times. The fund is an enhanced version of an existing assistance initiative that aims to support residents by providing vouchers for food and other household items from supermarkets, furniture, carpets, washing machines, essential white goods and even technology as internet access is essential for universal credit and other online services.
It is hoped that the grant from the Sureserve Foundation will go some way to enabling Wandle to continue its important support of their residents who need it most.
Alex Spragg, Group Head of Responsible Business at the Sureserve Group said “Considering the scale of the challenge facing Housing Associations who are engaged in projects to help alleviate their residents’ difficulties, we’re very happy to be playing a small part in supporting that important work.”