We are delighted to announce the addition of Airport Lodge to the SSJ stable, our latest project aimed at providing housing and intensive resettlement support for individuals experiencing homelessness in the Farnborough and Aldershot areas. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive, trauma-informed support, addressing a range of mental, physical, and substance abuse challenges, as well as day-to-day issues such as money management.
For the past eight years, this service has operated out of a temporary facility, housing nine vulnerable individuals on behalf of Rushmoor Borough Council. However, we recognised the need for a more permanent and appropriate environment, and with Airport Lodge have realised this vision. This facility offers our clients much larger rooms with ensuite bathrooms, ensuring residents have a safe and dignified space to call home, and giving us the opportunity to accept both male and female residents.
At SSJ, we are incredibly proud of the launch of Airport Lodge and are delighted to have been able to acquire it thanks to grant funding from Homes England. This project represents the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and collaboration with our partners. It is a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness in our community.
Operations Director, Tony Keall, commented: “We started working with Rushmoor Borough Council 7 or 8 years ago, operating out of a small, temporary building that was mostly made of cardboard and good intentions! It was only supposed to be for a short-term period of around 3 years, and we spent nearly all the time we were there looking for a permanent home. We had a few false starts before Airport Lodge came up, but have now been lucky enough to move into much more suitable premises. The amount of space here for residents, as well as the ensuites, gives everyone a lot more privacy and dignity and respect.”