Real Change - Shower Room

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Real Change - Shower Room

Real Change - Shower Room

Basingstoke Voluntary Action By Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Nowhere exists in Basingstoke for people sleeping rough to have a shower. We plan on converting a disabled toilet in The Camrose Centre, into a wet room that will be accessible for all.

Basingstoke Idea stage

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With a new shower, toilet and sink (with disabled access) it will mean that people who are sleeping rough can come in and freshen up - a basic need that most of us take for granted. Hygiene should be considered a human right. Being able to have a shower and maintain personal hygiene will be a significant step to improving the health and well-being of people who are sleeping rough. It will also provide an opportunity for people using the wet room to benefit from information, advice and wider support. Click here to see similar BVAction projects including a pop up winter night shelter to support people who are sleeping rough

What we'll deliver:

  • Convert the disabled toilet into an accessible wet room for people who are sleeping rough
  • Enhance the information and advice service

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea because people sleeping rough tell us that they don't access important local help, because they are worried about their personal hygiene. For example, 'Pete' tells us: "I've had a bad cough for a long time, but I don't want to see my GP because I don't feel clean." Having had a shower in the wet room, a person sleeping rough will feel more human, confident and socially included.

Steps to get it done:

  • Break down existing floor
  • Re-do the pipe work
  • Complete the conversion of the disabled toilet to an accessible wet room

Location Basingstoke

Basingstoke has 4 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Glebe Hall - The Camrose Centre


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,853

Break up floor and re-do pipework - £3,800 (43%)
Fuse box modifications - £1,500 (17%)
VAT - £1,300 (15%)
Replace hand wash basin and retile - £1,200 (14%)
Supervision by Camrose staff - £200 (2%)
Other - £853 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Break up floor and re-do pipework
Fuse box modifications
Replace hand wash basin and retile
Supervision by Camrose staff
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £8,853

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