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Kingdom sponsors client’s open day

Scott Grange Open Day 2016Kingdom recently enjoyed attending the open day of one of their clients, Scott Grange in Hartlepool, and was proud to support their fundraising efforts. Scott Grange is part of the national social enterprise and charity Home Group, which Kingdom has provided a concierge security service to since December 2011.

Scott Grange held an open day to raise funds for their residents on Tuesday 23rd August 2016. People attending the open day were able to see all of the new changes at Scott Grange, as well as helping their clients to raise funds for activities which will improve their life skills. Fun activities included a tombola, raffle, name the boy competition, sponsored bike ride and cake sale. There were also stands providing information about all of Home Group’s services in the area and information stalls about other services within the area too. Kingdom sponsored the event by donating £100 in high street vouchers as a prize for the raffle.

Home Group is one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services and products, with a turnover of over £327million and assets valued at £2.8 billion. Founded in the North East by an Act of Parliament in the 1930s, their mission is “to help their customers and clients to open doors to new opportunities and healthy lives”.

Home Group’s role is to provide general needs housing, supported housing services and home ownership options targeted towards helping some of society’s most vulnerable or excluded people take control of their own lives. Home Group houses over 120,000 people a year and manages over 55,000 homes in over 200 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. This includes working with almost 30,000 vulnerable people each year through over 500 supported housing, justice and health services. They are the UK’s largest provider of care and support services with 36 years experience. To find out more about Home Group, please click here.

Scott Grange is part of Home Group. It is a large house in the centre of Hartlepool and is funded through rental income and Hartlepool Supporting People. It provides an accommodation and support service to 18-65 year old male ex-offenders or those at risk of offending who are homeless or in housing need. The service provides individuals with accommodation within a supportive and nurturing environment. This support offered is aimed at working with clients to meet their individual needs, develop skills and enable a successful transition into independent living. The service works in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure service provision is effective, focused and responsive to local needs. The property consists of eleven self contained flats with an additional communal kitchen, laundry and resource/training room. The project is well established having been open since 1984 and is well supported and accepted by the local community.

Safeguarding people, facilities and reputations, Kingdom’s dedicated social housing team provides a safe place, striking a balance between a building that is welcoming yet secure. They have extensive experience and an in-depth understanding to meet the special and sensitive safeguarding demands of the social housing sector and focus on the criteria that matter most to their customers.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.