17th Dec 2015
Devon and Cornwall Housing acknowledged for transforming a disused building into a Community Centre /
This year the Novus Excellence Awards highlighted some of the most inspiring of our Changing Lives projects, which have taken place throughout the year. The aim of these Changing Lives Awards was to acknowledge and highlight some of the most inspiring stories and to acknowledge the individuals and teams who have played a key role in making a difference. We asked our employees to put forward the Changing Lives projects they were most proud and the Devon and Cornwall Housing Partnership was one of ten Changing Lives projects acknowledged.
While working in the Foxfield area through the DCH partnership, local residents asked if Novus could help them transform a disused building into a community centre. Novus volunteers helped refurbish the building allowing it
to open to the local community and as a result numerous activities now take place week in and week out from; I.T
Courses, to Youth Club, to movie nights. This is just one of many Changing Lives projects that have taken place through DCH ranging from a community clean up, through to supporting a local school with the purchasing of new exercise books.