Tara Martins Community Project is a community interest company that started out as Social landlords helping homeless people and families in the Medway area in 2011. In 2012 we added on support services for our tenants as we realised many of them needed this service to be able to maintain their tenancy. We also discovered that an increasing number of single vulnerable people were not being sign posted to the right organisations where their needs could be adequately met. A lot of them were slipping through the net because they were not considered as ranking high according to priority rules of local authorities. Simply put, they were not considered vulnerable enough although most of them were indeed highly vulnerable and had medical evidence to back this up.
Tara Martins Community Project formally registered as a CIC, on the 14th of June 2016, with the mission to serve vulnerable homeless people by advocating for them. Our supported houses become a temporary haven from where they are able to learn life skills before they are helped in locating permanent residence and start independent living. Through our drop in centre, we are able to deliver several services targeted at getting our vulnerable homeless people to socially engage and motivated were they learn life skills and employment skills or gain admission into further education.
Our Staff and Volunteers include a number of people who have used our services and who feel a need to give back to the community which has extended a helping hand to them in time of need.