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NOAH Enterprise 

About the Organisation


NOAH Enterprise was founded in 1987 by Sister Eileen O’Mahony to support people out of poverty in Luton. Nowadays, NOAH supports 2,500 people per year across the East of England, who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. NOAH exists to create a fairer and more equitable society, where the immense value and potential of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage is realised.  

NOAH are re-imagining their Luton open-access service for people in poverty. They will transition this service from a ‘one-stop-shop’ to a mix of place-based and community-based interventions including: 

  • SHORES (Street Homeless Response) – providing accommodation and life-sustaining provisions for people who are sleeping rough. Place-based, available 365 days per year. 
  • Homelessness Recovery Service – supporting people who are homeless but sheltered to address issues which are likely to lead to crisis, to stabilise their lives, and to improve their self-worth.  
  • Fresh Opportunities Service – facilitating new relationships, skills, and opportunities for adults and families at risk of homelessness.  

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The current site of their open access centre is condemned and is not suitable to operate the SHORES service from. NOAH are in early stage talks with a very large national institution with excess property in Luton, which it they wish to repurpose into accommodation. There is also scope for the charity to access the institutions other properties for community use. 

The charity would benefit from legal support around structuring/creating the terms of a lease agreement that are mutually beneficial for both the charity and the institution.  


By June 2024

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