Our History

“Officially” Stay began life in November 1997, when Telford Christian Council Supported Housing (now operating as Stay) was established.

The name “Stay” however was known in Telford for some years before through the original “Stay Project” at Wesley House in Oakengates which was opened in 1990. The former Methodist chapel that had fallen into disrepair was refurbished by volunteers from local churches (ably assisted by Anneka Rice and the Challenge Anneka TV programme), and opened its doors as a place of refuge and help for young homeless people in the town.

In the 20 plus years that followed, Stay has steadily grown to a point where at any one time we are supporting over 150 young people in a variety of schemes and services and with a variety of partner organisations. We are now the single largest provider of supported housing for vulnerable and homeless young people in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.

A Anneka Rice

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