Welcome to Fenton!

A big Hollywell welcome to the latest member of our team – our therapy dog Fenton! Fenton is a 3 month old chocolate Labrador and he lives with our Tenant Welfare & Support Coordinator Emma, who is a qualified therapy and guide dog handler. 

Therapy dogs are used to provide comfort and reduce anxiety for vulnerable people, often helping people to relax and engage better with their support teams. Fenton will be working with Emma and some of our tenants, mainly in the Plymouth area – we have already seen some brilliant results with our tenants who have reported feeling calmer and telling us that Fenton has brightened their day.

We are looking forward to sharing some photos of Fenton’s progress!

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We’re on roll this year!

We are delighted to have been chosen as a finalist for the Plymouth Herald ‘Best Social Enterprise 2018’ in this years Business Awards! We have had a brilliant three years and to be recognised for so many awards this year is a real reflection on how needed the work we do is – we have an increasing number of new referrals week on week, showing how many vulnerable people are out there needing a safe home. We are very proud of the work we do, recognition like this helps to raise the profile of our charity and enables us to provide housing for those who truly need it. Check out the Plymouth Herald website for a list of the other nominees and awards.

The other news is that our CEO is now through to the FINALS of the Devon & Cornwall Venus Awards in the ‘Most Inspirational Woman’ category! The Venus Awards recognise the best of women in business, Katie is absolutely thrilled to be through to the finals – the awards ceremony is on the 28th April – keep your fingers crossed! For more info on the Venus Awards and the other categories and nominees have a look at the Venus Awards website.

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