H3 (Helping the Homeless into Housing) is a registered charity working in the borough of Stockport.
H3 brings together a combination of temporary accommodation residents, staff working with the homeless, and other local support agencies to pool resources, expertise and help people to move on.
We develop and deliver projects with and for local people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These activities focus on preventing and relieving the effects of homelessness and reducing social and financial exclusion. Our overall aim is to support people to move on from homelessness in a sustainable way.
We support all those living in temporary accommodation as well as those who have now moved into more permanent accommodation. H3 support individuals making the transition from temporary to permanent accommodation who need specific support to make this move as simple as possible.
Our work is led by a Committee who have first hand experience of homelessness. They act as 'experts by experience' and lead the development of projects and activities.
H3 is constituted as a registered charity, a charitable company, and a customer group.
Registered charity number 1147113
H3 is a member of GMCVO - Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations, Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health. We are a member of the Manchester Homeless Charter and meet Manchester's Homeless Healthcare Standards, created by Manchester City Council and Urban Village Medical Practice.
H3 is listed on Street Support's Manchester organisations.
The Committee is made up of current and former temporary accommodation residents who make a vital contribution to the development of activities and projects run by H3.
Si Welch (Head of Customer Access, Stockport Homes), Geoff Binns (Rehousing Services Manager, Stockport Homes), Jamie Richards (Tax Manager, EY), Emma Webb (Product Owner at a local software company), and Mark Leith (Housing Programme Manager, GMCA).
H3 currently employs three full time members of staff. Two staff members work on the H4 Hospital Programme and the third member of staff delivers our cleaning enterprise work.
These members of staff are supported by a Charity Support and Development Officer, Charity Engagement Assistant and bid writer from Stockport Homes.
H3 impacts on the lives of its beneficiaries in a wide range of ways from housing to wellbeing, employment to education.
Some of our key impacts are:
- Increased confidence and sense of stability
- Increased access to skills development
- Reduction of social and financial exclusion
- Increased sense of self-worth and wellbeing
These impacts have a wider effect on our beneficiaries lives, the lives of those who care for and support them, and their local community. We create social value through our work that is focused in the following areas:
- Preventing and relieving poverty
- Assisting community development and cohesion
- Reducing disparities in health and wellbeing
- Supporting local economic development
- TPAS national award winner (2011)
- Manchester Airport Fund awarded to garden allotment project
- FareShare scheme introduce to temporary accommodation schemes
- H3 Homefinder scheme initiated through funding from Crisis
- Greggs Foundation funding awarded for cookbooks
- Trafford Hall funding awarded for notebooks
- EasyGo funding awarded for community transport
- Rags 2 Riches social enterprise project launched
- Cleaning tender awarded to H3 enabling employment of a new staff member
- Big Lottery funding awarded for H4 Hospital Programme, two new staff members
- H3 Van donated by Stockport Homes