A community centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire has been totally transformed to provide an important community hub for local people.

The centre, which is run by charity Service Six, will provide a range of services and support for hard-to-reach, disadvantaged families and young people which help to reduce anti-social behaviour, keep young people safe and improve educational attainment.

Colleagues from Homes nominated the charity’s centre for the annual makeover project as part of Places Impact's approach to delivering social value in our neighbourhoods. 

Teaming up with our contractors Breyer, J. Thomlinson, and Bell Group, along with other partners and suppliers, operatives have worked to give the centre a new lease of life - volunteering their time, materials and services to an estimated value of over £20K.

The week-long makeover included the installation of a brand new kitchen and appliances, new wheelchair accessible bathrooms, improved lighting, new flooring, fully decorated and creation of new meeting rooms.

Jamie Dickinson, Group Head of Social Value said, “We are delighted that we have been able to deliver this valuable resource for Service Six.

As a long standing partner of Places for People, many of our customers and their children benefit from the services the charity provides and this newly renovated centre will help Service Six to reach more people and provide a range of vital support services.

This project is just one of the ways we are working together with our partners and suppliers to make a difference and bring positive changes to our communities.”

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