You now have the opportunity to sponsor one of our flats in any of our three houses.

For £1,000 per annum, per flat, your donation will help make the flat feel welcoming and homely for existing and any new residents moving in. Your donation will contribute towards any refurbishment costs and upkeep of the flat.

The average cost (to the charity) to turn around a void flat for a new resident is £2,000. This includes the costs for removals and disposal of old furniture and items, re-decorating, fixing electrics and lighting and ensuring all relevant safety checks and certificates are re-issued.

Launchpad runs three houses providing accommodation for 100 veterans. This comprises 33 flats at Avondale House in Newcastle, 17 flats at Hollyacre House in Durham and 50 flats/bedsits at Speke House in Liverpool. 86% of the veterans who arrive at our houses are homeless and we support them for up to two years, longer if necessary. These houses often provide the first safe space in which the veteran has slept for months or even years.

As you can see from the photo – OPS Training based in Liverpool are the first company to sponsor a flat at Speke House.

To sponsor a flat or to find out more information, please contact Craig Downs (Business Development Manager North East to sponsor a flat at Avondale House or Hollyacre House) at [email protected] or Gary Perriton (Business Development Manager North West to sponsor a flat at Speke House) at [email protected]