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Rachel Holliday set up Calderwood House in 2015

You can read Rachel’s story here, including her journey from homelessness to being named as Cumbrian Woman of the Year, and founder of another inspiring social enterprise which supports survivors of domestic abuse.

Rachel was given a 25-year lease on the old police station in Egremont at a rent of £1 per year by the Police and Crime Commissioner! This provided the starting point for Rachel’s success in turning her dream of addressing homelessness and poverty into reality. The support of the committed Time to Change Board of Directors helped drive the project forward and created links into business in West Cumbria. This opened up opportunities for corporate sponsorship including “sponsor a room”, raised awareness of the project and allowed further integration for residents into their community.

All the income that is generated from fundraising, rental and corporate sponsorship goes to pay for our wonderful staff to support our residents 24 hours a day. Our tagline is Inspiring Change, and this is absolutely what we aim for every day. We are so proud of all that we achieve together – that includes our staff, our residents and the wonderful local community who support us.

How did we cope?

Adapting to Covid-19


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