What is Julian House?
Our Makerspace shares a building with Julian House. a charity aimed at supporting the homeless in Basingstoke. Turn up for the open day between 10am and 2pm on the 6th of June 2019 to find out more about what they do! While you are there drop in to the Makerspace and say hello to us too!
- Julian House’s vision is for a just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable,independent lives.
- In Basingstoke Julian House achieved a 46% reduction in rough sleeping from 28 to 15.
At its foundation, Julian House was set up to offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless. Initially this was limited to offering food and shelter. Over time other projects and services have been developed which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Indeed, projects such a our social enterprises are targeted at preventing people becoming homeless by engaging them in meaningful activities, training and preparation for employment.