The History of Coatham House
Coatham House is a charitable organisation who provides supported accommodation to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Redcar and Cleveland area.
The charities core vision remains the same as it was in 1993, to help young people secure and sustain suitable housing and the ability to intervene if tenancies are at risk of failure.
The charity has always kept a high staff to tenant ratio to focus as much support on the needs of the client group and to keep delivering the quality outcomes that the charity has a reputation for.
1984 - Charles Jolly and a small group of like minded people set about fundraising, raising awareness, and campaigning for a hostel in Redcar.
1st Nov 1991 - Dr Margery Mowlam officially opened a hostel, named Coatham House after the ward in which it is situated. The Coatham House hostel accommodated up to seven young people who were supervised by a warden.
1995 - A manager and staff team replaced the warden at the hostel.
1996 - The first Coatham House 'stepping stone' property opened supporting a further four young people.
1998/2003 - Five stepping stone properties were acquired.
1999 - Coatham House's first office space was opened on Queen Street.
2002 - Coatham House received a Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
2005 - Coatham House received a Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
2005 - Coatham House opened a new office space on Redcar High Street. The new office building was named 'Charles Jolly House' after Coatham House's founder Charles Jolly. All the staff then moved from Queen Street to Charles Jolly House where Coatham House offices are still located to this day.
2009 - Received a Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
2010 - Coatham House Enterprises (the charity's trading arm) was established.
2010/2014 - General needs accommodation was developed, offering 8 tenancies for single people.
2012 - Received a Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
2013 - Re-loved charity shop & cafe opened on Redcar High Street.
1st Nov 2013 - Coatham House's original hostel closed after 22 years of operation as it was no longer fit for purpose. A new building was purchased in its place offering holistic services to young people.
4th Mar 2014 - Coatham House purchased a community facility in South Bank, Redcar & Cleveland.
Coatham House had managed some very challenging years through austerity and had to regroup its activities as a result of reduced income streams.
The board approached a local social enterprise, Community Campus 87 to deliver management and development services, allowing the board time to develop and implement a recovery plan moving forward.
The charity attracted new resources and are developing new partnerships to deliver it's core mission of providing supported accommodation to homeless young people in Redcar.
The charity is planning to develop new projects to increase the numbers of homeless young people it can work with. The current management of the organisation is being provided by Community Campus 87 who are driving forward a change management agenda and modernising the charity.