Barratt East chooses Rock Trust as charity of the year



An Edinburgh-based youth homelessness prevention organisation has been chosen by Barratt East as its charity partner of the year as it sets out its corporate social responsibility programme for 2019.

Through its mission to support young people in building a better future, The Rock Trust’s vision is to see an end to youth homelessness in Scotland.

(from left) Philip Cooper (Barratt), Frances Kelsey (Rock Trust) Kate Polson (chief executive, Rock Trust), Steven Perrott (Barratt)

It aims to ensure young people in Scotland have access to expert youth services which will help them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Barratt has already made a £1000 donation to the charity and will build on this throughout 2019 through a series of fundraising initiatives which will include a charity golf day.

Alison Condie, managing director, Barratt Homes East Scotland, said: “When we heard about the amazing work The Rock Trust does to prevent homelessness and assist young people in Scotland to ensure they are supported after homelessness, we had to get involved. Working with a homelessness prevention charity fits perfectly with us at Barratt as we are passionate about homebuilding, and homelessness is an issue close to our hearts.

“We are delighted to be a part of the work that they do and kick off our charitable giving programme this year.”

Kate Polson, CEO of the Rock Trust, said: “We are delighted that Barratt East have chosen us as their charity of the year. Partnerships of this kind are vital to the work that we do, helping us to raise awareness of youth homelessness, alongside invaluable funds for our core work. We are looking forward to working with Barratt East over the coming year.”

The housebuilder is committed supporting communities in which it operates, whether that is through charitable contributions, access to work placements or health and safety tours in schools neighbouring Barratt Homes’ developments, Barratt is committed to having a high quality social, environmental and economic impact on Scottish communities.



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