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Coast&Country Provides Home Fit For A Hero

Coast & Country is helping a former serviceman and his family rebuild their lives with a new home.

The Carr family-of-eight has moved into a home at Coast & Country’s Hummersea Hills development at Loftus.

Trevor Carr, who was a former Royal Engineer Search Team Commander/Bomb Disposal, had struggled to find a home for his family, which was both affordable and suitable. After contacting Coast & Country he was offered a house at Hummersea Hills.

Trevor, 36, said: “I left the army to spend more time with my family but renting privately turned out to be unsustainable for us. Coast & Country has been brilliant from the start and I am very happy we got in touch with them.”

Trevor now lives with his wife Angela Carr, a 34-year-old housewife, and their six children Nicole, 17, Connor, 12, Brooke, 10, Kieran 6, Kendra, 2, and one-year-old Kayla in a new four bedroom house.

Trevor, a Warehouse Operative at Tesco Distribution Teesport, said: “In the army I had to move around a lot and it is really nice to have a stable home and live in one place where I can grow as part of the community.

“The house is really lovely and very spacious. It has quite a big garden, which is great for all our children to play in. We are all very pleased.”

Coast & Country is one of the largest regeneration and housing companies in the North-East. As part of its £22 million Hummersea Hills development, Coast & Country is regenerating housing on a rundown estate at Loftus. Coast & Country, in partnership with Southdale Ltd which is a national building and development firm, is building 300 high quality environmentally-friendly homes.

Iain Sim, Coast & Country Chief Executive, said: “Coast & Country is here to provide families in need with a safe and secure roof over their heads in sustainable neighbourhoods.

“We are very pleased to have been able to continue the long standing tradition of taking care of our armed forces by providing Trevor and his family the chance to rebuild their lives.

“The Hummersea Hills development has been a real success so far and we hope to be able to provide more homes fit for true heroes in the future.”

Britain has a long and proud history of providing housing for former military personnel serving our country.

After the end of World War 1 the government passed a Housing Act which marked the beginning of slum housing clearance. The properties built for soldiers returning from war were called ‘Homes Fit For Heroes’.

After World War 2 the country once again faced a severe housing shortage due to many homes, infrastructure, electricity supplies and roads being badly damaged during the conflict. The majority of the population in 1945 found themselves living in poor conditions in rented housing. As a result the government began a programme of investment in accommodation to rent to deal with the shortage.

This has provided the foundation for today’s social housing schemes, which provide invaluable resources for those who are most in need.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Recognition PR Business Team .

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