Bishop John recently joined with some of the members of the Tolladine Mission team to pray for the success of the first of a number of social tenancies they are planning for Tolladine. 

This project is aimed at helping to resolve the acute housing issues in the area. It will renovate 1940 houses, upgrading their insulation to reduce their carbon footprint. These houses have large gardens which are beyond the capacity of their present owners to manage, but into which modern 'eco-pods' suitable for elderly people can be placed. The upgraded houses will be offered to hard-to-house families referred to the Mission by the city's homelessness prevention unit. 

The first family, who were split up during their time in emergency accommodation, moved in on 28 October and are really pleased to be re-united in time for Christmas. 

Please pray for them and for the Tolladine Mission.