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Homeward Bound

Lofty Heights has carried out some of the biggest jobs that we have ever seen.Bed blocking continues to be a major problem within NHS hospitals across England, with an estimated 10,000 patients sitting in hospital beds facing a ‘delayed discharge’. Our Hospital Discharge Service (Homeward Bound) achieved a record-breaking quarter, completing 113 Homeward Bounds jobs,…

Emergency Relief Project

Ipswich is home to some of the worst hoarding that we have ever seen and this has been identified through our work with the NHS and Adult Community Services, where we have witnessed terrible deprivation due to people falling between the cracks of statutory services and unable to fund the work themselves. Our Emergency Relief…

Youth Development Project

On the 2nd September CEO Garry Mills and Workforce Manager David Olding, rolled up their sleeves and teamed up with the staff from Lapwing Education to regenerate an old, disused pond at Genesis Orwell Mencap with a number of disadvantaged young people. Lapwing Education was founded in 2010 as an alternative education provider focused on delivering…

Support for Carers

Our ethos behind the Helping Hands Project is to ensure that the mental health, wellbeing, and safety of carers, including those cared for is paramount. Lofty Heights over the years has supported hundreds of people caring for a loved one. A cluttered home or garden can create great anxiety, it can affect mental health, and…

Record Breaking Hospital Discharge Service

During our first five years, Lofty Heights witnessed many hospital discharges ‘fail on the doorstep’ due to unhygienic, cold, cluttered, or hoarded homes not being identified until the day of discharge, which in turn resulted in re-admission. In 2018 Lofty Heights launched its Homeward Bound Service, a dedicated hospital discharge service with the aim of…

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

With 58 skips used in 2021, Lofty Heights has been working tirelessly hard to identify ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. With less than 2 months to go of 2022, we have already seen a 39% reduction year to date in the number skips we have used,…

Lofty Heights are Crossing the Borders

Our partnership with Flagship Services this quarter has provided us with the starting blocks needed to start expanding our services out of Suffolk. Lofty Heights is working closely with a variety of departments at Flagship; in Suffolk and Cambridge, we are working on the reduction of void properties, clearing the properties to a lettable standard,…

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