UnderOneRoof Photography Project

We are delighted to be working with Documentary Photographer, Tamsyn Warde, on The Under One Roof photography project which celebrates the community and looks closer at the lifeline that the service offers so many people who need a place of stability and support in their lives.

It not only focuses on the daily routines, but aims to capture the emotions behind this extraordinary, and complex service.

There will also be a series of portraits made with the clients exploring ideas of personal identity and important relationships in their lives.

Trinity Winchester launches new Housing First Accommodation project ‘UnderOneRoof@trinity’

Trinity Winchester launches new Housing First Accommodation project ‘UnderOneRoof@trinity’

Trinity Winchester will open a new chapter in its 34 years of supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester District by providing accommodation on-site for the first time.

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Patrick Cunningham, in the presence of HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson Esq, presided over a small, socially-distanced ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on Monday 12 Oct.

UnderOneRoof@trinity will comprise of 12 ‘flatlets’ for people who are rough-sleeping repeatedly – often the hardest to reach and to help in our community. The flatlets will have ensuite bathrooms to reduce the risk of contagion through sharing facilities, protecting both occupants and the wider community. Residents will be offered individualised person-centred support to help them get their lives back on track and move towards successfully living independently.

UnderOneRoof@trinity will enhance the day centre services that Trinity has offered for more than 30 years, the last 10 at its purpose-built Bradbury House day centre in Durngate. These include hot meals, showers and laundry provision, health and wellbeing support in partnership with St Clements’ Surgery, counselling, and learning, IT training and employability mentoring delivered with local businesses. Trinity helps over 650 individual users annually.

Sue McKenna, Trinity’s Chief Executive says: “UnderOneRoof@trinity will enable people in most need to live on our site and not have to go back to sleeping rough when we close for the day. It will give people a safe space and person-centred support to address the underlying issues that have led to their repeatedly ending up on the streets”.

A regular user of Trinity’s day services commented: “I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to live here and have the support I need for a brighter future”.

The new building has been designed to complement Trinity’s award-winning day centre by acclaimed local architects Hyphen and will be built by Bentley Projects Ltd based in Colden Common. It will be environmentally friendly, using highly insulated structural panels. Winchester City Council has provided the land on a long lease, together with a grant of £50,000.

The total project budget is £1.47m. Trinity has already raised over £1.43m through a successful capital appeal to trusts and foundations*, major donors, corporate and community support. We are confident of raising the remainder by UnderOneRoof@trinity’s scheduled opening in May 2021.

Councillor Kelsie Learney, Winchester City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management said “UnderOneRoof@trinity will be a fantastic addition to Winchester’s social housing provision, which we are delighted to support. Trinity Winchester continues to be a key partner in our drive to help people who are homeless in the District, often through circumstances beyond their control”.

Trinity Winchester receives second £1,000 grant from Skipton Building Society

Trinity Winchester was one of 40 community groups and charities across the UK to receive a £1,000 pot of funding as part of Skipton’s Community Giving scheme last year, after being nominated by mortgage brokers and employees of intermediary firms.

Skipton has now decided to double that award with a second £1,000 donation to Trinity.

Sue McKenna, Trinity’s CEO said: “We are delighted that Skipton has recognised the value of our UnderOneRoof@trinity Housing First accommodation project and are pleased that Skipton’s generous donation will go to this new initiative – which will be vital for the long-term recovery from Covid-19 for the most vulnerable people in our community”.

Paul Fenn, Skipton’s Head of Business Development, said: “We are delighted to donate another £40,000 to the 40 hardworking groups which were successful in our Community Giving scheme and are doing essential work for people such as the homeless. During the Covid-19 crisis we acknowledge the extra pressure being put on these charities and that is why we have made this donation.”

Trinity Winchester receives award from Serco Foundation

Trinity Winchester has been awarded £2,000 for its emergency support work from The Serco Foundation under its Coronavirus Community Support Fund Scheme.

The Foundation invited Serco’s nearly 60,000 employees to nominate voluntary organisations known to them which are providing meaningful and valuable support to others during this worldwide pandemic.

Sue McKenna, Trinity’s CEO says: “We are delighted that Serco has chosen to help Trinity at this unprecedentedly difficult lockdown period. We are currently delivering over 100 meals a day to people in emergency accommodation and giving support and counselling to some of the most vulnerable individuals in Winchester. We are so grateful to the local Serco employee who nominated us for the award”.

Kate Steadman, Chair of Trustees f the Serco Foundation commented, “Inspiring and valuable work is being carried out by many small organisations across the globe. Our Community Support Fund focuses largely on those. We are proud and privileged to support such amazing people and efforts around the world, and to make a small contribution to their life-changing and, in many cases, live-saving work.”

For further information contact Paul Williams.