Dipti and her two young children were struggling following the loss of a baby, and were receiving help from a family support worker at Home-Start Barnet Brent Enfield & Harrow, part of the Home-Start London consortium.
The family was living in a flat that wasn’t suited to their needs, and this additional stress was taking its toll. Home-Start London is the local charity partner of Berkeley Homes North East London, and staff raised £102,800 for the charity this year.
In August 2019, Home-Start London approached Berkeley to ask if they could makeover a room in Dipti’s flat. After visiting the property, the team decided to work with staff volunteers and sub-contractors to renovate the home completely, creating a safer and more welcoming environment, and maximising the space available.
The finished product was beyond everyone’s expectations, and the family was overjoyed to move back into their now suitable – and safe – home.
Tamar Glyn, Senior Co-ordinator at Home-Start Barnet Brent Enfield & Harrow comments: “The flat is a complete transformation, a perfect, safe environment for a young family who had been through such a tough time. These kind of initiatives can really transform families’ lives and give them a new start.”
The renovation that Berkeley Homes did was amazing. They made our flat safe and welcoming, where the children and I can relax.Dipti
The Berkeley Foundation is the working name of The Berkeley Charitable Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number 1152596), a company registered in England and Wales (Registration Number 8548400).