Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Acorn House in Bury St Edmunds recently invited us to attend an open morning they were holding. Acorn House is run by the Riverside Group (formerly English Churches Housing Group) and offers supported housing for single mothers. It was great to be able to meet some of the staff and tenants, and to learn about what Acorn House does, as we have been able to help them with the occasional food bag in the past. We followed this up on 29th March when the four of us visited Cangle Junction Foyer in Haverhill. Also run by the Riverside Group, The Cangle provides supported housing for young people aged 16 – 25, whilst their associated property, Coupals Court offers supported housing for single mothers. This is taken from their website: “The Cangle, as well as providing supported accommodation, aims to enable disadvantaged 16-25 year old young people to achieve self-reliance and independence, to bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood. We have two broad objectives, firstly to equip residents with the skills necessary to live independently and secondly, to become economically active in order to sustain their independence.” We hope that we might be able to help them in the future, in the event that any of their tenants are in need. A big thank you to all of the staff who were so helpful, and made us feel very welcome (and the food was exceptionally lovely!).