Deeley Group form partnership with Betel UK

The Deeley Group – which plays a positive role in the community across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands – has formed a partnership with a charity aimed at rebuilding people’s lives.

The property company hosted Betel UK at its headquarters in Coventry and welcomed other key figures from business to hear from the charity that supports people with addiction who find themselves homeless.

The charity, which relies on donations, grants and gifts-in-kind, provides an innovative approach to recovery for those living on the streets as they offer residencies throughout the UK – including one in New Arley, Warwickshire, where they also gain job skills in everything from furniture repair to house removals.

Through this unique approach, they can fund their own recovery by working in the charitable businesses established by Betel.

The Deeley Group is now helping to raise the organisation’s profile to help drive more support.

Timon Robins, of Betel UK, said: “Betel UK provides an innovative approach to recovery for those living on the streets and struggling to overcome addiction.

“Throughout the UK, they have residences where men and women enter and live for free in a family atmosphere where they build meaningful relationships, inspiring hope and self-esteem.

“Betel residents also gain job skills in a variety of areas including furniture repair and restoration, upholstery, house removals and clearances, landscaping and tree surgery, furniture shop sales and catering.

“Using these skills, they help to fund their own recovery by working in the charitable businesses. This significantly reduces the financial burden on their families and the government while restoring dignity and a sense of purpose. The result is that, on leaving Betel, they contribute positively to society and see their families restored.

“The charity receives no government funding and the men and women do not claim benefits while living in their residences. Betel UK relies on funds generated from the charitable businesses, as well as donations, grants and other gifts-in-kind to provide help at no cost to those seeking to change their lives. To date, we have saved UK society over £124 million.”

Peter Deeley, Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “We were delighted to welcome Betel to our headquarters and to hear the fantastic work that they do.

“We like the ethos behind the charity and the outcomes it achieves and we would urge more companies to support them.”