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Guest blog: Three Leicestershire building societies unite to tackle cost of living crises and support local communities

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Market Harborough Building Society and Melton Building Society, have joined forces to support local community projects across Leicestershire.

The partnership aims to help the local community by working with different charities and organisations, donating money, and facilitating assistance and advice to those in need.

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Market Harborough Building Society and Melton Building Society, have joined forces to support local community projects across Leicestershire.

The partnership aims to help the local community by working with different charities and organisations, donating money, and facilitating assistance and advice to those in need.

This year, the three building societies have chosen to support The Bridge East Midlands, a homeless charity that has been help and guidance to homeless people since 1993.  The Bridge East Midlands deliver a number of specialist housing related advice, support, and assistance services and accommodation options to homeless and vulnerably housed people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Building Societies have each donated £15,000 to The Bridge East Midlands to fund the hiring of a Housing Adviser who will offer advice and guidance to anyone that needs it. The Housing Adviser will be easily accessible to the community being based on the high streets of all three Building Society towns.

The partnership between the Building Societies represents a shared goal to help get people on to the housing ladder and achieve their dream homes, but in this case, they are coming together to support those who are worried about the ability to pay their mortgage or are experiencing difficulties due to changed circumstances or the cost-of-living crises. The service will be free to access for all.

On behalf of the three Societies: "We are delighted to be partnering to support The Bridge East Midlands. We believe that the work they do is important in providing support and accommodation to homeless people in Leicestershire. We hope that our donation and the expertise of the newly appointed Housing Adviser will make a real difference in the lives of those who need it the most."

Anna Maudsley from The Bridge East Midlands, says: We are delighted to have received this significant funding as it enables us to increase our service by another three days a week across the county for this year, offering specialist advice, information and guidance to prevent homelessness and supporting our mission to develop sustainable housing solutions for individuals and communities through partnership, empowerment and good practice which is an increasing priority during this cost of living crisis. 

For free specialist housing advice and assistance with homelessness call The Bridge on 0800 038 5964 

More information:

The Bridge

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Market Harborough Building Society

Melton Building Society

 

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