Keychange Charity is also involved in social action projects and currently runs two housing communities for homeless young people, in Exeter and Reigate.
Since 1998 the Esther Community in Exeter has provided accommodation for homeless people. Our current funding is for 16 and 17 year olds who are experiencing homelessness. At Esther Community a safe and supportive environment is given by highly-trained and dedicated staff, as the first step on the journey towards finding permanent accommodation is taken by each young person. Working within a multi-agency framework, we ensure that the best and most suitable support is available to those who access the service we provide.
Wayside is a 19 bedroom community that provides an all-inclusive environment with residents, staff and volunteers different backgrounds and beliefs. For many years Wayside Community in Reigate has fulfilled its purpose as a community of care and support for young homeless women on their way towards greater independence. As with all other Keychange communities, the work at Wayside is underpinned by Christian values.