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Crawley Open House opens new 'Laing Rooms'

Crawley Open House is delighted to announce the completion of the second stage of their redevelopment plans.

Following the extension to the front of the hostel and day centre, they have now finished the conversion of upstairs offices into eight flatlets. The Laing Rooms, as they are known, are named in recognition of Laing Construction who have been long term supporters of Crawley Open House.

The eight single rooms, arranged in four pairs, each share a self-contained bathroom pod and all share a communal kitchen and lounge area.

Director of Crawley Open House, Charlie Arratoon, said:

“The Laing Rooms provide the opportunity for residents to reside with us for a longer period of time than those who are living in our hostel accommodation. This provides an opportunity for a period of stability and growth where individuals can continue to receive our support. This will enable us to help them more fully address issues that they may have faced in the past, in order to be better prepared for successful independent living in the future.”

Crawley Open House looks forward to continuing their work alongside Crawley Borough Council and other local partners, adding this new resource to the town’s combined efforts to help the homeless and disadvantaged.

Councillor Ian Irvine, Cabinet member for Housing at Crawley Borough Council, said:

“I’m delighted to see the completion of this extension and the additional services it enables Crawley Open House to operate. This new accommodation provides residents with the stability and support they need, at a time when they need it the most.”


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