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Local housing developer gives helping hand to Hull charities

Through its Lovell Legacy commitment to support local community groups and organisations, Lovell has presented £300 each to homelessness charity Emmaus Hull and to Autism Plus, a charity which supports adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions across Yorkshire and Humber.

Lovell regional director Robert Adams says: “These two charities are great examples of community organisations which really make a difference and improve people’s lives. We’re delighted to be able to support their work through the housing regeneration project we are undertaking in the Ings area.” As part of Compendium Living, Lovell is building The Leeway, a high-quality development of new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in Ings.

Earlier this year, Emmaus Hull opened its new community building, the Orchard. Developed in partnership with Chevin Housing (part of the Together Housing Group) and Hull City Council, the facility offers a home and meaningful work to people who were formerly homeless. The Orchard includes a furniture superstore, training facilities and a community café.

Autism Plus supports people to live independently and take more control over their lives. Graham White, commercial manager of the Ings Resource Centre, says: “We are delighted to have the support from Lovell, it will help us to reach out to more disabled people in Hull.” Last year, the charity reopened the Ings Resource Centre in Hull as a social enterprise, Ings Plus, providing community space, a community café and food delivery scheme.