Homeless centre receives donation from property developer
Michael Angus from BCP with Jay Ahluwalia from Dominvs In Action
The Barons Court Project (BCP), a day centre which supports people living homelessly in Hammersmith & Fulham, has been able to expand it lockdown initiative, Home(less) Made, thanks to a donation of £10,000.
The scheme allows people who are homeless across the borough to create and sell their own art with them receiving 50% of the profits and it has received a boost thanks to the money given by Dominvs In Action which is the charitable arm of Dominvs Group. The London-based real estate and investment group is currently seeking permission to redevelop the old law courts by Talgarth Road.
Home(less) Made provides guests at the centre suffering from homelessness and mental health conditions with the support, resources, and encouragement they need at weekly sessions to produce their own artwork, designs, and craft items.
These goods are then made available for sale online at www.homelessmade.co.uk providing people in need with a sustainable income and important lifeline during these challenging times.
The £10,000 pledged is promised to be an initial commitment from the Dominvs group which describes the arrangement as a partnership. It will pay for an additional seven people to be put through art training at Barons Court and be provided with all the necessary equipment throughout the course.
The partnership has been warmly welcomed by Michael Angus, Director of Barons Court Project, after what has been an unprecedented and difficult 12 months for the homeless across the borough.
He said, “The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has had an awful impact on people who are homeless in Hammersmith. At Barons Court, we’ve seen increased demand for our services, so this generous support and commitment by Dominvs will have a tangible and meaningful effect on the most vulnerable in our borough."
Jay Ahluwalia, Director of Dominvs In Action, said, “We have long-admired the vital work of Barons Court Project, and I was pleased to get the chance to see it first-hand earlier this year. The charity sits at the heart of the community and directly supports the most vulnerable people across the borough every single day. Home(less) Made is a great initiative because it will not only provide recipients with an income but gives them a unique opportunity to gain further confidence, fulfilment, and independence.
“We want to become long-term partners to the community in Hammersmith, particularly supporting the borough’s poorest and most vulnerable. We cannot think of a better charity to partner with than Barons Court, and we are really looking forward to working closely with them over the coming years.”
Founded in 1985, Barons Court Project is the only day centre in Hammersmith and Fulham that provides vital support to those living with mental health difficulties or homeless people in the locality.
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April 5, 2021