Leading Lincolnshire housing charities merge

A merger has been completed between two of Lincolnshire’s leading housing charities.

Lincolnshire YMCA and the Nomad Trust will be merging their support services and management boards to provide a more joined up service for the people they support locally.

The move establishes the charity as one of the biggest social housing providers in Lincoln.

Staff and trustees will be working together at a strategic level to meet local demand for housing provision, while people will see little change in the way services are presented.

It is hoped that the merger will increase efficiency and value in the services of Nomad Trust and Lincolnshire YMCA. There will be no name changes, although the Nomad Trust will now operate as part of Lincolnshire YMCA.

Nomad Trust will be retaining its own identity and delivered services, Hamish Temple, Chairman of Nomad Trust, explained: “Nomad will not disappear.

“To those in the community Nomad will appear the same; it is what lies behind Nomad which will make it more able to respond to the ever growing needs of those whose lives are in crisis.”

Malcolm Barham, CEO of Lincolnshire YMCA, said: “This merger between Lincolnshire YMCA and the Nomad Trust now means that together our services will be able to provide for people who are street homeless right through to independent living.

“The first task we will complete as one team will be to review the services we provide currently and look at how we can make them even better for our customers.”

The charities said they hope to continue working with existing partners and are keen to hear from new partners who wish to assist in the alleviation of homelessness and the issues homelessness brings for individuals and communities in Lincoln.