About our temporary accommodation
Raven has 75 homes for people needing temporary accommodation while waiting for permanent homes. Raven owns and/or manages temporary accommodation for local people in Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Crawley areas.
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Improving temporary accommodation
Temporary accommodation has often been of poor quality with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Since Raven was formed in 2002, we have improved or rebuilt temporary accommodation which is short of our standards. In the past five years Raven has worked with local authorities to open high quality, purpose built, self–contained accommodation to replace sub-standard hostel-style homes.
In Reigate and Banstead we have worked in partnership with the council to develop a joint strategy to improve the standard of temporary accommodation and reduce the overall number of homes to better match the current and likely future demand for temporary accommodation in the borough. In March 2008 Rosemead House, now known as Wickham House was modernised and extended to provide 17 self contained flats.
In 2006 Raven also worked with Tandridge District Council to build three new temporary accommodation schemes– two in Hurst Green and one in Caterham. The schemes have 1 and 2 bedroom flats and have been a great success with both residents and the local community. Residents have much needed high quality homes and the local community no longer has to deal with the anti-social behaviour, which was a feature of the temporary accommodation that these new homes replaced.
Massetts Road bedsit style accommodation was modernised and re-developed into 5 flats and 4 houses in 2011.
Raven has also recently opened 26 new temporary accommodation units in Crawley.
Raven had 20 bed-sit flats at Colne House in Redhill were are currently being developed and will be replaced with 19 self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom temporary accommodation flats.
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