Restore’s Annual Report for 2016

Each year we are required to publish an annual report for the Charity Commission and Companies House. It was another good year which provided us with real opportunities to expand.

More supported properties

During 2016 we converted our one unsupported property into a supported property, meaning that all our tenants are now provided with supported accommodation. An eighth property was added to our portfolio late in the year, meaning we can now house a total of thirty-one people.

More tenant engagement

We have also increased the level of tenant engagement during the year by partnering with organisations across the city to provide tenants with opportunities to engage in a range of educational, therapeutic and social activities designed to enhance their life skills and employment opportunities. Much of this work has been funded through successful grant applications.

More staff

A full-time development officer was recruited early in 2016 to work with trustees to manage all aspects of fundraising and volunteering. The addition of two new supported properties meant that we also had to recruit an additional support worker late in the year.

More fundraising

Adding a development office to our team means that the charity is less dependent on housing benefit payments by increasing income from other sources. This is essential to the charity’s longterm success, especially as the very existence of ‘exempt’ accommodation status is believed by some to be under threat as part of the government’s welfare reform programme.

If you would like to read the full report click this link.