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Bloor Homes throws lifeline to sinking SHYPP

Young man at Save SHYPP demoBloor Homes, one of the largest privately owned house builders in the UK, has donated £10,000 to SHYPP, a project that provides supported housing for young people in Herefordshire.

The donation followed Herefordshire Council’s announcement last week that it was cutting its funding to SHYPP, which is part of WM Housing Group.

The cuts mean an end to SHYPP’s floating support service which offers a lifeline to young people struggling in tenancies across the county.

Ken Allen Director of Partnership Housing at Bloor Homes said: “We have always been impressed that WM Housing Group is able to be an excellent social landlord, a top quality partner to build new homes with and are still prepared to support young people in Herefordshire with the SHYPP project. As soon as we were aware of the challenges facing SHYPP, we wanted to help.”

The donation will help the service transition its support for young people and minimise the impact of the Council’s funding cuts.

Sam Pratley, a managing director at WM Housing Group said: “We are delighted with this donation from Bloor, not only have they been one of our preferred building developers for many years, they have also come forward in SHYPP’s hour of need. This is exactly the kind of positive social action we have been hoping to create off the back of the news about reducing funds.”

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