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Garage Redevelopment Project

Posted on 26 April 2024

We are excited to share that we are redeveloping our large unused garage into an accessible, modern space for our service users.

The demand for Yellow Door’s support has drastically increased over the last five years. We have experienced a 200% increase in contact from victims of abuse since 2020, and are now helping more people than ever before. During 2023/24 we supported a total of 4,976 individuals, a huge rise when compared with a pre-pandemic year such as 2019/20 (1,516 individuals).

The new building will greatly improve our overall facilities. This much needed project, which has now started construction, will increase our therapeutic capacity so we can support more people in our local area impacted by domestic and sexual abuse. It will be a bright and flexible space, developed sensitively to provide an environment that supports our trauma informed approach to working with adult and child victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. It will predominantly be used for group and one-to-one therapy, including art and play, family therapy, and a range of training sessions.   

Once it’s completed we will have a beautiful new accessible space with bi-fold doors leading out onto the garden, new furnishings, its own kitchen and bathroom. You can see some visualisations of how the building will look when finished below.

The construction work will unfortunately create short term disruption to the service, but sessions will still go ahead. If you are a service user and have any concerns, please speak to your practitioner.

We wouldn’t have been able to carry out this project without the financial support we have received from a range of funders and local people in our community; including The Help to Create Hope Trust, Bernard Sunley Foundation, and The Screwfix Foundation.

We have also received vital pro-bono expert advice and support during the planning and development of the project from our Corporate Partners who are Gentian and SM:5 Developments. Thank you for all your support.

APD Construction & Improvements Ltd are completing the project and we have had support from Graham Ash Architects, Arbor Cultural, PFM Inspections and Romsey Structural Engineering.

We are really thrilled to see the project beginning and aim to complete later this year. If you have any questions or are interested in supporting any of our service developments or building and garden projects, please email sarah.johnson@yellowdoor.org.uk