Roffey Place is transforming lives. Can you help us plug the funding gap?

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Roffey Place is an innovativeground-breaking new service supporting local people experiencing homelessness.

Roffey Place, previously used as a bible college, has been leased to Turning Tides to provide a pioneering – and transformative – service. Playing a crucial part in stemming the rising numbers of people forced to sleep rough, Roffey Place has been undergoing significant refurbishment since early October 2022.

With 24-hour support for 50 adults at a time, Roffey Place is designed to help people in our community who have experienced multiple and often prolonged disadvantages throughout their lives. The first of its kind, and unique in Sussex, this project offers a range of on-site facilities providing an innovative holistic approach supporting people to rebuild their lives. The service is located in the Horsham area, providing the vital first steps on lasting pathways out of homelessness.

Roffey Place was vandalised and damaged while it was unoccupied, leading to significant refurbishment costs for Turning Tides. Although around half of the £310k costs have come from applications to grants and trusts, the local council and community fundraising, we still need to find £150k to fulfil Roffey Place’s potential and become a safe place for local people to transform their lives.

Please help us to transform more lives.

You can donate much needed money, donate goods, volunteer, or join our workforce. We need and appreciate your support more than ever as we race to finish the work at Roffey Place.

To read more about the Roffey Place project visit our news post

This project is generously made possible by the support of Horsham District Council and Kingdom Faith Church

I feel like a human being again.

I can see a plan ahead of me now. I see every step as part of a journey – to the top of a mountain.

When I get to the top of the mountain I will shout at the top of my lungs “thank you” to everyone that has helped me.

At times in my life, I have had no one to help me – but through Turning Tides I have changed such a lot. I can start to trust again and see how people can care for one another. I feel respected. I feel like a human being again.

My Life - Steve