We joined forces with two major contractors to give a supported housing service for young families, a new lease of life.

Run and managed by Places for People Living+, Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre is a temporary housing service for homeless families. It offers a person-centred approach, and works closely with tenants to build the necessary skills needed for them to move onto permanent housing.

Over 45 operatives from Places for People's Property Maintenance Team, and contractors Keepmoat and Novus Property Solutions, came together to make the project a success. They had just 5 days to carry out the works, which have an estimated value of over £40,000.

The renovation included: the creation of a wellbeing room to host one to one advice and therapy sessions, 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. Staff at Places for People got involved, donating over 300 books and 50 DVDs to the cause.

We are committed to giving back to the communities we operate in. Our annual makeover project is part of a social value campaign aimed at delivering services that enhance economic, social and environmental wellbeing among residents, communities and suppliers.

Jamie Dickinson, Head of Social Value at Places for People

"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."

The improvement works will make a big difference to residents who call Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre home. The new facilities will give them a suitable environment to enjoy downtime, as well as equip them with the resources to learn new skills.

Kira, a resident at Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre

"I've really enjoyed seeing the work progress. The new facilities will be enjoyed by everyone at Mill Bank - and I personally can't wait to start using the new IT suite, it looks fantastic." 

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