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Novus refurbishes accommodation for young care leavers
We were delighted to have been chosen to refurbish housing association accommodation which offers a home to young people leaving care and, in addition, we offered work placements to two people during the project.
We have been carrying out work on a block of six flats in Woolley Bridge, in Glossop, Derbyshire, for Adullam Homes Housing Association.
Michael and Steven both aged 22, who are care leavers supported by Adullam, took part in the experience-building opportunities with us. They have been helping us refurbish bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens and hoped to boost their skills and their chances of finding work.

Susan Wolton, of Adullam, stands with Michael and Steven in our picture, along with operations manager Mark Johnson.
Novus was also chosen to renovate six flats in Buxton for the housing association, which will too be used to house young people leaving care. Future residents of the buildings visited the premises on August 30th to choose paints colour and kitchen units.
Youngsters who have just left a children’s home or who have been living in temporary adoptive or foster care will live in the refurbished property. The project is scheduled be completed by 4th October.
Mark Johnson, operations manager at Novus Property Solutions, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen to refurbish this accommodation for Adullam in Glossop and Buxton and are pleased to have created work placements for two people in the area.

“Here at Novus, we are delighted to be making a contribution to the community by refurbishing the property. By offering placements to homeless people during the project we hope to make a positive impact on their lives.”
Bob Candlin, Head of Funding at Adullam Homes, said: “We are looking forward to Novus completing the work on the accommodation, and are very grateful to them for offering a great opportunity to two homeless people whom we support.
“Once the project is finished, not only will there be newly refurbished flats for young people to live in, but the skills of vulnerable people will have been given a boost and hopefully those people can go on to find work and lead more independent lives.”
Trevor Palfreyman, Chief Executive of Adullam Homes, said: “The work by Novus today enables us to provide comfortable and much needed accommodation for those leaving the care services for the first time and living on their own independently.

"We really appreciate the approach that Novus have taken in working so positively with Adullam Homes. It’s terrific to have people on board that understand what we are trying to achieve.” 
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