Housing

Housing has been at the heart of our operations centred in West Hull for over thirty years.

Giroscope buys and renovates empty property to provide secure and affordable accommodation to those in housing need. We house a range of people – those living in overcrowded or poorly maintained properties, people on low incomes or claiming benefits, young people, single parents or those living in hostels or other temporary accommodation. Our properties are finished to a high standard, are energy efficient and are let at affordable rents and we provide a fast and efficient maintenance service to all our properties.

We encourage prospective tenants to be involved in the renovation of their homes and house many of our volunteers. This helps to give people a feeling of ownership of their property. We do not charge deposits, rent in advance or non-returnable fees; making our properties available to all and we provide security of tenure which helps to bring stability to our community. If you are seeking housing please click here.

Giroscope has created a social enterprise model that operates in one of the most exploitative areas of the housing market – the private rented sector. In early 2018 we plan to begin construction of our Self-Build Community Housing project, you can read more here.