Apart from finding affordable housing in areas that they may not previously have been able to afford, our guardians report that they have made firm friends with other guardians in their properties, as they look after each other both in the property and out. They often help each other find new jobs or with business ideas or just provide feedback on their creative ventures.
Our guardians love that sense of community, the family feeling that is fostered – something they don’t find often living in London! Many have made friends with the neighbours and the local community and feel they are making a difference to that area with people appreciating them being in what was a soulless empty building, something no-one like to pass on a dark night.
Our key worker guardians (e.g. teachers, nurses etc) are often able to find affordable housing near to their place of work which is a huge bonus for them.