“We need to understand ‘home’ not simply as shelter, but as something much less tangible and more emotive, connected to who we are as human beings”
– Sabrina Pathan
– Sabrina Pathan
Drum provides a safer, more secure alternative to the current temporary housing offer.
Our rents are benchmarked to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates because we recognise that a sustainable solution to the temporary housing crisis lies in its affordability for all stakeholders.
To genuinely support in breaking the cycle of homelessness, we build and manage secure and well-designed homes, alongside a tailored framework of upskilling, work programmes, and guidance to our tenants in partnership with charities, social enterprises and businesses.
Our offer is economically viable – with a standardised housing model that provides local authorities with an affordable alternative to their current options – and socially impactful, providing safe and empowering homes that lay the foundations for lives better lived.
The need for temporary accommodation has never been greater. There are over 86,000 households living in temporary accommodation across England, 60,000 of which are in London. Local authorities across England spent over £1.1bn on temporary accommodation in 2018/19, representing an astonishing 78% increase in less than 10 years.
The current temporary housing offer is synonymous with poor quality; local authorities are paying over the odds for substandard housing, where community displacement, lack of security, high crime and an absence of support services are all too common.
These conditions lead to poor mental and physical health, further contributing to the cycle of poverty and disempowerment that come part and parcel with homelessness.
Our standardised housing model addresses the needs of those currently living without a home, at a price that makes sense for local authorities.
Once we have acquired suitable sites for redevelopment, we will manage the planning and construction phases of each project through to completion. We aim to agree long-term leases (benchmarking rents at LHA rates) with local authorities, which provides our investors with a steady, unbroken income stream, and supplies our public-sector partners with affordable, good-quality housing for their homeless populations.
But we provide more than just ‘shelter’; community and amenity spaces in each development will supply room for relaxation and interaction and will be home to scheduled events, education programmes and skills/mentoring workshops. This programme of tailored social support will be administered in partnership with likeminded charities, social enterprises, and businesses
High quality housing that provides tenants with a secure foundation from which to build their future.
Shared space, which both residents and local businessess can use. Matching tenants’ skills and interests to a long term employment avenue.
Shared space to host community events, education programmes, skills workshops and an area for relaxation and interaction.
Fixed milestones and targets, and financial and career advice. As well as resources to ensure the above can be achieved.