A supported housing scheme for young homeless families has been given a makeover as part of Places for People’s annual social value project.

We teamed up once again with our Property Maintenance team, Novus Property Solutions and ENGIE (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration), to renovate the Living+ scheme, Windmill Lane, which provides temporary accommodation to 19 families in Sheffield.

The renovation included a complete overhaul of the scheme’s community hub which provides space for a range of support, educational and family activities to families living in the scheme, as well as the wider community.

The week-long makeover in November 2017 saw Places for People Homes, Neighbourhoods, Living+, Landscapes and Property Maintenance teams come together with partners and suppliers to transform the building inside and out. 

Over 40 tradespeople volunteered their time, materials and services - to an estimated value of £50,000 - including installing new bathrooms, windows and doors, a training kitchen and a new garden to make it a welcoming multi-purpose space to support vulnerable families.

The annual makeover project is part of our social value campaign aimed at delivering services that enhance economic, social and environmental wellbeing among residents, communities and suppliers.

Make a difference

Jamie Dickinson, Head of Social Value for Places for People said, 

“Generating social value is at the heart of our business. This project is just one of the ways, working together with our partners and suppliers, that we can make a difference and bring positive changes to our communities. The revitalised community hub has been designed to suit the needs of local families and will benefit the neighbourhood for years to come.” 

You can watch the latest video to see the fantastic results for yourself.

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