FUNDERS AND SUPPORTERS
(in alphabetical  order)


Bradford Metropolitan District Council:
Bradford Metropolitan District Council supports CHAS in a variety of ways.  All our Advice and Support Services and Furniture scheme receive annual grants through the Community Funding Unit. We have also previously received grants from Bradford South and Bradford West Area Committees to deliver emergency furniture packs in their areas.  In 2007 we worked in conjunction with BMDC's Environmental Services to deliver the STAR (Second Time ARound) project.  In addition to financial support, BMDC referred requests for bulky waste collections to CHAS, promoted our services through their Call Centres and began to look at potential ways we can work together to prevent reuseable household goods from entering landfill.

Incommunities Ltd (formerly Bradford Community Housing Trust):
CHAS @ St Vincent's provides independent Debt Advice to clients of Incommunities Ltd under a contractual agreement. The service is offered both at City House Office and at surgeries held in their area offices.  CHAS has had a Debt service since June 2001. Incommunities commision CHAS to carry out this Advice for their clients to help them maintain their tenancies and prevent homelessness amongst their clients.  

Legal Services Commission:
CHAS @ St Vincent's has a contract to deliver Specialist Advice in Debt under an LSC Contract; we work in partnership with Keyhouse and Stachiw, Bashir, Green Solicitors to provide debt, housing and welfare benefits specialist advice for our customers.  We hold the LSC Specialist Quality Mark for both housing and debt advice.

Supporting People:
Supporting People is a national programme which is administered by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Our Supporting People contract enables us to proivde our floating Support Service. We are working closely with the Supporting People team to look at ways in which we can enhance and expand our services.

Sovereign Health Care:
Sovereign Health Care have been regular and valued supporters of CHAS for many years. Their financial donations have enabled us to purchase tools and equipment, moving costs and help train staff. CHAS is very grateful for their continued support.