Stuart and Caroline Johnson
The project Amazing Spaces, as originally named, was designed and concept brought together approx. 18 months ago by Stuart Johnson.
Caroline Johnson ran Teen Challenge Newport for 15 years working with the homeless, the most vulnerable in society and with the local churches to further the gospel to the marginalised.
Together they pioneered the Cold Winter Night Shelter project in Newport and with the local churches, for 8 years and helping other areas in South Wales to start and run the same. They also founded the charity Eden Gate, in Newport, furthering the work that they delivered under Teen Challenge Newport. From this experience it became apparent that there was a huge gap for those that needed affordable accommodation with varying support and help and guidance to recover from circumstances. We launched the project April 2015. A container was donated and funding found to complete a show home. Although offered as a project to the trustees of Eden Gate, it has been decided to carry on with the project under its own charitable status knowing the impossible situation with affordable housing and the non-existence of recovery both locally and through-out Wales.