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Providing Sheltered

Accommodation

Hard Times

for Sportspeople

who have fallen on

“The Reposm Charity has been established to help and house those who have fallen on hard times, and deserves the support of all those whose lives – including my own – have been enhanced by sport”

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH


“A caring way of looking after those less fortunate Sportspeople who have fallen on hard times in their later years. I hope it will receive maximum support.”

Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

OUR MISSION

To address the complete lack of Sheltered Housing for Sports People who have fallen in to difficulty, by raising funds to build blocks of flats available at affordable rent. Our ambition is to build a number of homes across various regions in England – the first of which will be on the south coast in association with East Boro Housing Trust


The Charity

Help is currently available to needy sports people through various Associations and Agencies in terms of welfare support to assist mental and physical problems. However, there is no provision available for their most fundamental requirement – accommodation. We are looking to provide a unique solution to a desperate problem.

The benefits Reposm will offer in their Sheltered Housing schemes are life changing. By providing such affordable housing, we will be addressing serious issues such as loneliness, depression, peace of mind and safety. They will live in a supportive community environment, sharing experiences with neighbours from their different sports. Although Reposm will not provide accommodation for sufferers of dementia, evidence-based research shows that loneliness, homelessness and depression increases the risk of dementia by 64%. Our Reposm schemes will therefore be a major contributor to the prevention of dementia.

“We are providing a unique solution to a desperate problem”

About the Charity Proposal

The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspersons who after their career has come to an end need housing assistance and welfare assistance and support from a sportspersons benevolent organisation. The fund would consist of funds donated by professional sporting bodies, private donors and commercial companies with a contribution also being made from East Boro Housing Trust.

Who we are


Richard Teather
Honorary Treasurer

Michael Soper
Chairman

David Cawdery
Deputy Chairman

Paul Sheldon
Executive Consultant

David Doyle
Trustee

Providing Sheltered

Accommodation to

Homeless Sportspeople

Case Studies

CASE STUDY 1

A 56 year old ex professional cricketer, after serving his County for more than 20 years is now sleeping on a friends sofa in London. He lost all his money after a disastrous marriage settlement. He is now working a part time job in London but unable to find affordable accommodation to rent.

Mike Soper says “ He is desperate to move and would be ideally suited for the Reposm model.”

CASE STUDY 2

A Midlands couple in their 60’s, the husband spent over 30 years in his particular sport. In the 90’s they invested their savings in a business. Sadly in 2008 it failed and they became homeless. Now living in poor rented accommodation. Their own family dispersed over the UK and Australia.

Mike Soper says “ I mentioned Reposm to them and the chance of sheltered accommodation in the South of England. They said to quote them “ We would bite your hand off for the chance”.

CASE STUDY 3

An elderly couple living in the SE England, both were heavily involved in the administration of their sport. He was previously a player. A sports club provided them with accommodation but sadly when he retired they had to leave the house. Now living with their son, but not very satisfactory for them.

Mike Soper says “ Both very mentally active for their ages and would be ideal residents for a Reposm home”

Testimonials from

Influential Sportspeople

What our supporters of Reposm say

“All sports-lovers have their heroes, and they are always remembered in their prime.
But heroes age. Their skills fade. So does the memory of them.
The Reposm Charity has been established to help and house those who have fallen on hard times, and deserves the support of all those whose lives- including my own- have been enhanced by sport.”

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

Listing of sports that Reposm will help support

• Athletics
• Archery
• Badminton
• Basketball
• Boxing
• Darts
• Cricket
• Equestrian

• Football
• Football League Managers
• Golf
• Hockey
• Martial Arts
• Motor Sports
• Netball
• Cycling

• Rugby Union
• Rugby League
• Snooker
• Squash
• Swimming
• Table Tennis
• Tennis

Key Partners & Donors

Kerry London

www.kerrylondon.co.uk

Professional Footballers’ Association

www.thepfa.com

League Managers Association

www.leaguemanagers.com

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Evidence-based research has proven that loneliness increases the risk of dementia between 40 - 60%

Sheltered accommodation can help alleviate social isolation through companionship, and improve physical and mental health.

As part of our aim at Reposm, we hope to alleviate social isolation through sheltered accommodation for ex-sportspeople

Read about what we are doing and how you can help reposm.org.uk
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Evidence-based research has proven that loneliness increases the risk of dementia between 40 - 60%

Sheltered accommodation can help alleviate social isolation through companionship, and improve physical and mental health. 

As part of our aim at Reposm, we hope to alleviate social isolation through sheltered accommodation for ex-sportspeople

Read about what we are doing and how you can help reposm.org.uk

Our mission is to address the complete lack of Sheltered Housing for sportspeople who have fallen into difficulty, by raising funds to build blocks of flats available at affordable rent. It is hoped that the first of these Homes will be built in Dorset. Please consider donating here bit.ly/donate-to-reposm ... See MoreSee Less

Our mission is to address the complete lack of Sheltered Housing for sportspeople who have fallen into difficulty, by raising funds to build blocks of flats available at affordable rent. It is hoped that the first of these Homes will be built in Dorset. Please consider donating here bit.ly/donate-to-reposm

Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need.

Read about what we are doing and how you can help reposm.org.uk
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Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need.

Read about what we are doing and how you can help reposm.org.uk

Just 2 months to go until our first ever fundraising event!

Reposm followers get special pricing for the event. Get in touch with tina@thesportingclub.co and mention Reposm to take advantage of this offer. All proceeds going to Reposm.Come and meet one of the most popular and successful European golfers in recent times, Paul McGinley for a 3 course lunch on September 7th.

We will be fundraising for Reposm - Sporting Housing Trust on the day. This is an absolute must for the golf nut!

Tag a friend or colleague who would love this event!

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-sporting-club/t-rovydv
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Just 2 months to go until our first ever fundraising event!

Reposm followers get special pricing for the event. Get in touch with tina@thesportingclub.co and mention Reposm to take advantage of this offer. All proceeds going to Reposm.

You can now help support our cause by setting up a fundraiser right here on Facebook

There are no fees with Facebook fundraisers and 100% of donations go to Reposm Sporting Housing Trust

Read about our proposal here reposm.org.uk
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