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Santa visits our supported housing scheme in Coventry!

Our supported housing scheme for families in Coventry had some special visitors yesterday!

Safer Neighbourhoods Officer Ian Moreton made an appearance as Santa to put smiles on the faces of children living at our supported housing scheme previously known as Frank Walsh House.

Ian was joined by his three Elves and The Grinch to the delight of all the children.

Working with the scheme’s support service P3 we have secured donated Christmas presents for all the children at the scheme this Christmas.

Local charities including the Salvation Army, Free Radio and The Giving Tree donated presents as well as selection boxes and advent calendars to make this Christmas extra special for all our families.

Housing Support Team Leader Martin Hancox says: “What a fantastic day it’s been at the scheme today. It’s been a pleasure working with P3 to put on such a special event for all our families.

“Christmas can be a tough time for many. It’s so important we ensure our families try to make the most of the festive season.

“I can’t thank all the charities enough for their support and of course Ian who dressed up as the big man himself to make Christmas the magical time it should be for all children!

“Thank you so much to everyone involved and Merry Christmas!”

Sophie Buckly, who lives our supported housing scheme, says: “What a lovely day it’s been! My children have had the best time meeting Santa and his Elves and the presents they received were the icing on the cake! It’s just perfect.

“To think that Martin and his team and P3 have been working hard to get donations that are the right age for all the children who live here is lovely. It really does mean the world to us.

“I can’t thank everyone at Citizen enough for putting on this special event today. It’s made our Christmas!”

“I can’t thank everyone at Citizen enough for putting on this special event today. It’s made our Christmas!”

Our supported housing scheme in Coventry, previously know as Frank Walsh House, supports families with support needs throughout the City.

Alongside the council, the 44 flats at the scheme were initially used to help individuals with support needs during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

We’re delighted that families have now moved into the accommodation.

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