Funding to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless

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We’re pleased to announce that Kent Community Foundation have awarded CHAC £4,000 under its Vulnerable Adults theme. Through provision of specialist housing advice, CHAC will prevent people with mental health problems from becoming homeless and so stay well and independent through our early intervention.

This funding is essential to continuing to prevent homelessness in the Canterbury area, and particularly the large number of vulnerable people with mental health needs that CHAC assists. In 2018/2019 CHAC advised and helped a total of 2322 people (1609 of which were unique) to resolve their housing problems, preventing homelessness in 1888 cases. 34% of our clients were disabled, with 19% saying that they had long term health needs and 43% of our disabled service users saying that they had mental health problems.