Homeless charity moves to new Leyland HQ

Chorley Citizen: NEW HEADQUARTERS: Gwen Crawford, Chair of Trustees at Key, Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Dorothy Gardner, Councillor Melvyn Gardner, Chief Executive of Progress Housing Group Jacqui De-Rose and Director of Key Ursula Patten NEW HEADQUARTERS: Gwen Crawford, Chair of Trustees at Key, Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Dorothy Gardner, Councillor Melvyn Gardner, Chief Executive of Progress Housing Group Jacqui De-Rose and Director of Key Ursula Patten

A charity which provides services for young people in Chorley and South Ribble who are homeless or worried that they might become homeless, have moved into new offices.

Key, are now based in Leyland town centre thanks to its new partner Progress Housing Group.

To celebrate, Key invited local partners and young people to have a look around their new offices, which include two interview rooms, an activity room, showering facilities for the service users and a communal kitchen, which will be used when showing the young people how to cook on a budget.

The Mayor of South Ribble, councillor Dorothy Gardner, officially opened the new offices by cutting a cake made the young people Key supports and Key staff.

She, said: “These new premises are a great resource and venue for young people to come to get the help they need.”

Attendees were then invited to watch video diaries from two young people Key have recently supported who were made homeless but with support from the charity, are now in work and are living in their own homes.

Prior to moving into their new offices, Key was temporarily based in South Ribble Council’s Civic Centre, Leyland.

Over the last year Key has provided services to 493 homeless, or potentially homeless, young people Like Progress Housing Group Key will soon celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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