Grenfell provides housing and support in Merton, Kingston and Wandsworth for young people aged 16-30, young mothers and people with learning disabilities. We are a small organisation that makes a huge difference to the lives of the people we work with in south west London.
Some of our tenants arrive at Grenfell with little more than the clothes they are wearing. They come from difficult circumstances where they are at risk of getting into crime or anti-social behaviour. They often suffer from very low self esteem.
Our tenants have the support of a dedicated housing officer. The housing officers work closely with tenants, getting to know each person individually and finding out about their aspirations. We provide a range of support services for our tenants designed to help move each person towards independence. We encourage tenants to take up the training opportunities we offer
We run a programme of soft skill development and one to one interventions with the supported housing officers covering areas such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, healthy living and issues around dependence on drugs or alcohol. Tenants also have access to the accredited training and employment advice from our training department. We aim to move our tenants on to permanent accommodation after two years with Grenfell.
We manage 22 properties ranging from independent one-bed flats and two – three bedroom houses to larger buildings with up to 15 units.