A Secure Future For Andrew House
The future of Andrew House in Clevedon has been secured after the charity RE:MISSION has agreed to buy the building.
Andrew House was established in 2003 to provide accommodation and support for up to 11 men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The service was at risk following Government funding cuts in 2014, leading to RE:MISSION being created in October last year to help finance the work. The charity RE:MISSION channels the support of the local community to enable the successful ongoing work of Andrew House.
The charity has now bought the building in Victoria Road from The George Muller Foundation and will continue to work alongside Alabaré to allow the service to continue.
David Tomlinson, chairman of RE:MISSION, said: “This has been an amazing answer to prayer after many years of seeking to secure the long-term future of the building and we are grateful to the Mullers for the help they have given in enabling this purchase.
“We will continue to offer help to those in need in the same spirit that Mullers run their services.
“By sharing the responsibility for maintaining both the building and the support RE:MISSION and Alabaré are able to provide the most professional service possible.”
The charity is also hoping to refurbish the building over the next three years.
The 30-year-old heating system and hot water boiler will be replaced before a major renovation to the outside of the building which is expected to cost about £200,000.
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