The Big House in Camberwell has 11 studio flats, providing supported accommodation to people who have been homeless. It specialises in supporting ex-servicemen from the British Armed Forces, and we are really pleased that our funding from the Royal British Legion is continuing into 2015. We work closely with a large number of ex-services organisations including SSAFA, Veterans Aid, Garden Leave, Stoll and the Poppy Factory amongst others.
Big House offers a calm and consistent environment for its residents, many of whom have had chaotic and difficult experiences. We encourage residents to take personal responsibility as much as possible and make sustainable changes in their lives. There is also an emphasis on vocational guidance to help people into Work, Study, Training, new career paths and meaningful occupation. We have a great success rate in seeing residents move on positively and we stay in touch with, and visit, many former residents.
See here for more about our sister project Big House Clapham.
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