Novus gives helping hand to community project

  12 JULY, 2016
Novus gives helping hand to community project

We've joined forces with Places for People to give a supported housing service for young families in Preston a new lease of life.

Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre offers a person-centred approach and works closely with tenants to build the necessary skills needed for them to move onto permanent housing.

Our operatives worked together with Places for People’s Property Maintenance Team and Keepmoat over five days to deliver refurbishments with an estimated value of more than £40,000.

The work included the creation of a wellbeing room to host one-to-one advice and therapy sessions, the renovation of the current community hub, a new state-of-the-art IT suite, and extension of the current reading space into a larger, well-stocked library.

This is the second major community project that we've worked on with Places for People and Keepmoat after delivering a stunning makeover to a temporary housing service in Bristol last year.

This project forms an integral part of our commitment to change 20,000 lives as part of our Changing Lives campaign .

Neil Hand, Novus’ managing director, added: “We are extremely proud of our Changing Lives programme and had no hesitation in supporting Places for People again. It was a challenge to undertake the work in just a week, but we’re confident that the residents now have an inspiring space in which to continue their journey to independence.”

Jamie Dickinson, head of social value at Places for People, added: “Generating social value is at the heart of our business. We’re committed to making sure that the homes and neighbourhoods we provide are great places to live.”

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