A refurbished temporary accommodation facility in Ashley, New Milton has been re-named ‘Jubilee House by New Forest District Council (NFDC) as part of their commemorations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Jubilee House provides six self-contained 1-bed flatlets for single people, and provides temporary accommodation to single homeless people.
The facility was officially opened by NFDC’s Chairman Cllr Derek Tipp and the portfolio holder for housing Cllr Jill Cleary.
Cllr Cleary, said, “We bought the building from another housing provider, and we set about a full refurbishment programme to bring it back up to modern standards.
“Now it is fully refurbished, it represents the latest example of our commitment to provide vulnerable homeless people with suitable accommodation, giving them not only a roof over their head but also the personal support so they can take positive steps toward securing permanent accommodation.
“Naming it to mark The Queen’s 70 years as our monarch shows how important providing quality accommodation for our residents is to the Council and, much like Her Majesty, the building will stand the test of time and help support many people in their time of need.”
This facility is the second temporary accommodation building in New Milton and Ashley to provide local people access to temporary accommodation when they need it, meaning they can still access family and support networks locally.
In total the council has now provided 37 new units of this type of temporary accommodation since 2019, with a further 24 units in the pipeline.