Constructing a future for homeless people

Hilti GB is a proud patron of CRASH

The construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people.

CRASH is a practical charity addressing the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry to improve hostels, day centres, night shelters, training centres and move-on accommodation, for frontline homelessness agencies who work directly with homeless people.

CRASH focuses on projects that help single homeless people aged 18 and above. CRASH has decided to focus on this specific group of people in need as they are not entitled to receive any statutory assistance from the local authority and are therefore extremely vulnerable.

Well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we feel and behave and this is no different for people who are homeless. Every year CRASH helps a large number of homelessness charities throughout the UK refurbish and develop their buildings and we do this in three ways:

  • Providing on-site professional expertise
  • Sourcing building material free of charge from our Patron and supporting companies
  • Awarding cash grants

The result is that the buildings homeless people need can be refurbished and developed to a much higher standard than would otherwise be possible.