Men in Sheds building a better community in Elmbridge

In our industry you never know what you might see on site visits, but this week we got a nice surprise as we visited Elmbridge Borough Council’s ‘Men in Sheds’ scheme.

Located at the Thames Ditton Centre for the Community, the shed gives men the chance to brush up on their practical skills while meeting new people in a friendly, welcoming environment.

The shed boasts an impressive selection of tools to start projects such as garden planters, furniture, bird houses and more. Two shed leaders are on hand to help members with on-going projects or to start new ones.

It’s fantastic to see flourishing projects like these on our walkabouts, and seeing how they are helping enrich their communities.

For more information you can visit http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/css/centres-for-the-community/

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RAMP Meeting Brings Positive Feedback

We had the opportunity to meet with the RAMP Committee of AmicusHorizon this week, and talk through our service with them.

RAMP is the Repairs and Maintenance Panel made up of AmicusHorizon residents who take an active involvement in the services provided at their various housing schemes.

We were able to give a presentation to the residents about our services, community involvement and how we could improve it.

The chair of the Panel, Margaret Ashmead gave very positive feedback regarding our corporate social responsibility and our efforts to improve their communities through resident involvement and training/employment opportunities.

We recently trained 3 members of RAMP at our BICSc Training Academy at our head office, and were pleased to present Rosie Ley(pictured) with her BICSc card at the meeting on Wednesday evening.

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First Crisis Member All Trained Up

Working in partnership with our client One Housing, we were pleased to enrol our first Crisis member on our Training & Work Experience programme this week at our BICSc Training Academy at Arlington House Hostel in Camden.

Our BICSc Training Assessor Martin Potter trained the candidate giving a vulnerable member of society valuable skills and fresh job prospects.

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people, dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

In this our 30th year we will be working closely with Crisis to tackle the growing issue of homelessness, by offering training and employment opportunities, to help them get back on their feet.

 

 

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