Posted on: June 26th 2024   •    Posted in: General News

Lucy Adams House

In March this year, we renamed our homeless hostel Tayfen House, to Lucy Adams House in memory of our colleague and resident, Lucy Adams.

Lucy lived in one of our homes and was a member of our Board and Tenants’ Forum, before she joined the team in 2021 as a resident engagement officer.

Lucy’s daughter Mollie explains how she felt when we told her about our plans to rename the hostel:

“When they told me they were going to rename Tayfen House after her, I just sat there crying because I wasn’t expecting it at all. She poured her life into helping others and was simply incredible.”

The hostel has offered a safe place for people experiencing homelessness since 1998 and provides emergency and long-term accommodation for those aged 18 to 65.

Andrew Smith, CEO, said: “This is a really special occasion and a very fitting tribute to remember our friend who was so very dear to us all. Lucy threw herself into her work and made such a difference to all of us.

“For me personally she was on the interview panel when I got my job as CEO – I really enjoyed working with her.”

Diane Hind, mayor of Bury St Edmunds added that she was delighted to officially open Lucy Adams House and grateful for the opportunity to honour the occasion.


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