Passage House receives the royal seal of approval from HRH The Prince of Wales
It is with great pleasure that we share the news of the recent opening of the ISG sites, 'Passage House' and 'Bentley House', by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The sites were built for our long-term partner, The Passage, who works tirelessly to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Westminster.
The Passage also runs other accommodation projects: a modern Resource Centre in Victoria, outreach and health services, homelessness prevention schemes and a pioneering modern slavery referral programme.
The completed major fit out projects for the London-based charity, The Passage, will function as part of the organisation’s long-term strategy to end homelessness in London. Two newly refurbished sites ‘Passage House’ and ‘Bentley House’ will provide better living conditions for over 50 individuals at one time.
Having 37 en-suite units built in, Passage House offers living spaces and a rapid-response service for those who are newly homeless, aiming to reduce the instances of people becoming stuck in a street-based lifestyle. Meanwhile, Bentley House provides homes for 20 people who have a long-term history of street homelessness. Both accommodations are designed and fitted with upgraded features, including bright interior spaces, a working lift, and a roof garden.
The Passage’s Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales attended the opening of the accommodation centres. During his visit, The Prince of Wales met with residents, staff and volunteers to hear about the impact the new facilities will have on those who The Passage supports. While commending their efforts to provide a safe and secure space for those in need, The Prince of Wales stated: “Both these projects give a vital route out of homelessness, ensuring those accessing these services have a place they can truly call home."
Darran Brand, Divisional Director at ISG, added: “We are proud to support our clients at The Passage in their cause of ending homelessness in London. We look forward to seeing the positive impact the two sites will have in acting as the starting point for a much brighter future for so many in our capital.”