Our History


In 2019 we celebrated our 40th year providing services for people who need housing with support. CHADD was formed in 1979, as a direct response to increasing levels of homelessness, rough sleeping and poverty in the borough of Dudley. CHADD grew out of the Christian Churches of Dudley working together to address needs they saw in our local community, and we maintain a strong link to local churches especially with the Anglican Diocese. The founders saw that there were gaps in housing provision in Dudley and the most vulnerable people in our community were falling through those gaps.

CHADD’s founding mission was to help bridge the gaps in housing provision and to provide support alongside accommodation for those in most need and often the most difficult to help.

We have stayed true to that mission over the intervening years. From a single ex-offenders’ hostel in 1980 we have grown steadily and adapted to the changing environment, emerging needs and growing expectations.

CHADD is a registered provider of housing regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, and by the Care Quality Commission. We are a Cooperative and Community Benefit Society.