From our spon­sor: Brunel­care

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Brunel­care put on a knock­out show to find a flat for a man in his seven­ties re­cently made home­less. The hous­ing team were con­tacted by for­mer boxer Jane Couch, a friend of Mr Woods, who helped him in his search for a new home. Brunel­care had been ad­ver­tis­ing one of their shel­tered homes and their hous­ing team were able to of­fer Jane and Mr Woods a view­ing soon af­ter Jane’s email re­quest came in. Mr Woods picked up the keys to his new home last week. Brunel­care hous­ing of­fice man­ager Bibek Bhaker said: “My team made con­tact and ar­ranged a view­ing within the space of a few days. “I met Mr Woods at the flat, and at first he un­der­stand­ably seemed a lit­tle ner­vous - but I showed him around the site and flat, in­tro­duced him to our hous­ing site team, and he loved it.” Once it was es­tab­lished Mr Woods could take the flat, Jane posted on Twit­ter: “I have to say a mas­sive thank you to th­ese guys and gals at Brunel­care…i tried ev­ery­where in Bris­tol to get some­one to help a nice old man and th­ese peo­ple have just found him a home.” On re­ceiv­ing the keys, with Jane and Bibek, Mr Woods said: “I’m over­joyed and very happy. This is amaz­ing. Thank you.” Brunel­care owns and man­ages more than 1,000 shel­tered and pri­vately owned prop­er­ties in Bris­tol. Brunel­care’s shel­tered hous­ing is made avail­able through Bris­tol City Coun­cil’s ‘Home Choice’ ser­vice. The coun­cil op­er­ate a ‘choice based let­ting’ sys­tem and ap­pli­cants are short­listed from those that bid on the ad­ver­tised prop­er­ties. To find out more and to ap­ply for shel­tered hous­ing in Bris­tol see Home­choice­bris­tol.co.uk in the first in­stance or Brunel­care.org.uk

Jane Couch, Mr Woods and Bibek Bhaker, Brunel­care hous­ing of­fice man­ager

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