About the Organisation
Community Campus 87 are the leading Third Sector organisation dealing with homelessness and training across Tees Valley. Established in 1987, Community Campus is a community based social enterprise working in Teesside with offices located in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Employing over 50 staff, apprentices and volunteers we are a value driven organisation committed to meeting our social, economic and environmental objectives.
Each week we provide affordable housing, alongside emotional and practical, as well as training opportunities to over 200 people across the region.
A team of support workers provide intensive support to people who have additional support needs over and above their direct need for housing. The primary focus of the support service is to enable people to come to terms with living independently, managing a tenancy and reducing the social isolation that many of our client group face.
Our training project (Key Skills), started as a self-rehabilitation scheme linking the need for housing with formal/informal training regimes and empty properties in Middlesbrough and Stockton. Community Campus is highly successful in terms of passing on skills to clients and procuring work to create a further income stream. The project has a valuable environmental impact by improving and bringing back into use empty property, whilst utilising as many recycled materials as possible. The project is about making best use of existing provision and available resources to create homes, training opportunities and investment in marginalised people across the Tees Valley. We currently house 70 young people across the area.
Community Campus 87 have acquired two empty properties in Middlesbrough town centre that they intend to turn into two single tenancies for those in housing need.
The charity will be undertaking renovations of the two properties themselves, and they are in the planning and design stage during which they have identified some potential structural issues. One of the properties appears to have had a chimney breast removed from the middle floor and a supporting wall removed on the ground floor.
Community Campus 87 would therefore be grateful for offers of pro bono services from a structural surveyor/engineer to advise them on load bearing issues and the best solutions to these issues so that they can move forward with a building regs application.
End of March 2023