GS8 ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR COMPANY-WIDE INITIATIVE, REGENER8TION, WHICH AIMS TO HELP TACKLE HOMELESSNESS, PREDOMINANTLY IN THE LOCAL BOROUGHS WE ARE WORKING WITHIN.
Our ambition to continue to create unique developments is aligned with our aspiration to create opportunities to change people’s lives for the better. There is a growing issue with the number of people sleeping rough and that number is rising daily. An estimated 4,751 people bedded down outside overnight in 2017, up 15% on the previous year. Through Regener8tion we want to help some amazing charities tackle homelessness head on and, of course, in the long term prevent it completely.
We are therefore committed to working with local charity partners and projects in the areas we are developing. Our main commitments are:
+ To donate the equivalent funds to take eight people off the street per night, for every home we get planning permission for.
+ To allocate up to 5% of our total s106 contributions towards local homeless causes and projects to ensure a long-term solution for those currently living on the street.
We are now proud to announce that we will be working with New Hope in Watford and Redbridge Together in Redbridge to begin this exciting initiative. Part of this campaign will be to urge other likeminded developers and councils to work together to do the same. Imagine the difference this could make!