Twin Valley Homes homeless project hits "High Five"
Published by Jason Kayley for Together Housing Group in Housing
Resident Chris Sharples, Twin Valley Homes’ Managing Director, Mayoress of Darwen Eileen Entwistle and resident Anthony Bradley at James Street’s fifth birthday celebrations.
CLLR Eileen Entwistle, Mayor of Darwen, was the guest of honour as Twin Valley Homes’ James Street Project helped to celebrate their fifth anniversary.
The James Street Project, in Darwen, has provided a home for 200 single people over the last five years.
Referred to us by the council, the Project and staff help residents with any issues while teaching them new skills to help them sustain a tenancy once they move on to their own house.
The Project has 30 self-contained flats and also has a gym, teaching kitchen and communal rooms.
And the Project celebrated in style with former residents among the guests as well as a number of VIPs who enjoyed the live music and a hat catwalk display, put on by the residents who showed off their self-made headgear.
The Mayroress also gave the Project a high five, as she left her hand print on a special card as a memento of the occasion.
Ian Bell, Head of Twin Valley Homes, said: “The James Street Project has been a huge success over the past five years.
“Not only does it provide a safe place to live, it also helps residents to face any issues they have and give them the life skills and coping skills to sustain a tenancy once they leave.
“Many congratulations to all the staff and residents who have worked together to make the James Street Project a success.”