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Young people staged a highly successful open day, at their home in Cirencester, to celebrate six months with Bromford and the makeover to their accommodation.

Bromford Support took over running The Croft in January. The scheme offers short-term accommodation and support for homeless young people, helping them to develop the life skills they need to secure long term education and employment, as well as getting their own home.

The open day (on Wednesday 10 August) gave guests the opportunity to meet the young people and the Bromford Support team who work with them. Support worker Marie Little, one of the event organisers said: "It was an amazing day and our customers were so proud to be a part of it all. "

John Wade, managing director of Bromford Support said: "The Croft is making a really positive contribution to the lives of young people in Cirencester. One of the young lads who lives there showed us round and was really proud of his room. He feels he is treated like an adult now and is excited about the prospect of moving on to his own place soon. Well done all those who organised the day."

Bromford CEO Mick Kent said: "This reminds us that those out on the streets causing mayhem are just a tiny minority, and in no way representative of the majority of decent young people struggling to make ends meet as they work their way through life. The young people living at The Croft are great ambassadors for both Bromford and their own generation. "

The Croft supports young people aged between 16 and 25, who receive high-quality round-the-clock support plus help to secure their own independent tenancies when they are ready to move on.

Bromford Support is also developing a floating support service, which extends beyond the accommodation at Ashcroft Road and reaches out to help other young people with housing related problems across Cirencester.