Funding boost for North Yorkshire Homeless Charity
Crucial funding was at risk due to fire safety concerns raised by a health and safety audit on behalf of the trustees of a charity supporting homeless people in North Yorkshire. SOA Safety provided a new fire risk assessment and worked with the homeless project to deliver exemplary standards of fire safety. The next trustees’ review highly commended the progress on fire safety – enabling unprecedented funds to be released.
“The previous existing fire risk assessment had clearly been done by a person competent in fire safety, but that was not enough. In SOA’s fire risk assessments, we always provide a detailed action plan, linked to the hazards and cross-referenced to the RRO guidance documents. This made clear to the trustees: what was needed, when and why, giving them the confidence to release additional funding for the project”. Jim Lynch (SOA Safety Engineering Director).
And the success story continues – the charity has attracted more funding from a household name sponsor and is expanding their number of premises.
About Harrogate Homeless Project
Harrogate Homeless Project Ltd is a Registered Charity, and the only direct access homeless hostel in Harrogate and the surrounding area. Harrogate Homeless Project’s mission is to provide emergency overnight accommodation for single adults and support them in finding permanent and stable accommodation.
About SOA Safety
SOA Safety are a professional consultancy and training company based in the Northwest,
offering high-quality health and safety services and training and engineering services
to clients across the UK.