Homelessness Charity – Elmbridge Rentstart
Elmbridge Rentstart is a charity helping local people who are homeless or sofa-surfing. Each year we house and support around 130 people and help them move on with their lives. If you know anyone who needs our help in Elmbridge or Runnymede please get in touch.
We are delighted to be the nominated Charity of Councillor Shweta Kapadia, The Worshipful Mayor of Elmbridge April 2018 – April 2019. Here is further information about how to contact the Mayor’s Office should you wish to host an event for us with her support.
I’m homeless or sofa-surfing
If you are homeless or vulnerably housed please get in touch with our team who will be able to offer you support and advice.
Things we can help with include:
- Helping you to access short term emergency accommodation if needed.
- Finding suitable private rented housing and helping you to move successfully.
- Starter packs of household goods to help you get settled.
- Rent in advance and deposit guarantees.
- Long term support to help you improve your life situation including advice around employment, benefits and support for health conditions.
I’m a landlord
We work with local landlords to help them rent out their properties and achieve successful tenancies – we fully support all of our tenants with on-going training and advice throughout the tenancy.
We offer the following services:
- We interview every prospective tenant and ensure they understand their responsibilities.
- We provide on-going tenancy support to ensure a successful tenancy.
- We offer a guaranteed rent product, where we take on all aspects of letting and managing your property; you receive guaranteed monthly rent direct from us, removing the risk of unpaid rent or void periods.
- We provide a Deposit Guarantee scheme to give peace of mind to our landlords, our claim rate last year was just 6%.
- We offer grants for property improvements and can ensure that your property is fully legally compliant, with discounted rates available for any compliance work needed.
I’d like to help
If you would like to find out more information about how to get involved, including volunteering, fundraising and making donations, we would love to hear from you!
More About Elmbridge Rentstart
You can support the charity by attending our fundraising activities, some of which are included in the News & Events section below.
Watch a BBC video of a personal story about the impact of Rentstart’s work here.
You can read more about our work on our website. The link is below in the contacts section.
Events & News
Here are some upcoming events and past news & events for Elmbridge Rentstart. Your support is appreciated.
Former Elmbridge Mayor raises £53,000 for Elmbridge Rentstart The Mayor of Elmbridge for 2018-19, Councillor Mrs Shweta Kapadia, was delighted to present a cheque for the amazing sum of £53,000 to Elmbridge Rentstart, the Charity she had chosen to support in...read more
Music with a Heart Concert by Surrey Music took place at Cornerstone the Church Walton-on-Thames in the presence of several dignitaries and special guests including The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Elmbridge, The High Sheriff of Surrey, The Mayor of Spelthorne, and Michael Aspel OBEread more
Surrey Music’s sizeable and impressive community choirs will be raising their voices in a charity concert to support homeless and vulnerably housed people across the Borough of Elmbridge. Concert at Cornerstone Church – 38 Station Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surreyread more