About our Temporary Accommodation
We own 154 homes for people needing Temporary Accommodation while waiting for permanent homes. These purpose built temporary homes are provided for local people in Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge and Crawley areas, covering Surrey and Sussex.
Improving Temporary Accommodation
Temporary Accommodation has often been of poor quality with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Since we were formed in 2002, we have improved or rebuilt Temporary Accommodation to a high standard. 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 & 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 we 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.
New units in Crawley
Historically, schemes in Crawley have been of poor quality with shared amenities for residents including kitchens and bathrooms. Since 2002, We have worked closely with local authorities like Crawley Borough Council to improve or rebuild Temporary Accommodation schemes. Now we’re opening high-quality, purpose built, self-contained accommodation for the most vulnerable in society.
We have recently opened 26 high-quality new temporary accommodation units in Crawley including the newest scheme called Cliffe House, 10 Goffs Park Road.which offically opened in October 2017.