We always strive to add value to the communities we work within by getting involved in initiatives that benefit the causes they find important.
Some examples of projects we have being involved in include:
“Fun and Feedback” days; providing stalls and by having our staff ‘man’ these stalls, it provided a contact point for local residents. From our attendance at these events we gained a greater understanding of the needs of local people and ways to aid their future development.
Open Days aimed at bringing youths with learning difficulties into contact with manual training opportunities, something very rarely offered to them. To this end we ran a stall held within a local hotel, and we donated a supply of various items of PPE, materials, tools and most importantly we had two qualified tradesmen (brick layer & decorator) on hand to supervise the young people and allow them to try out the trade of their choice; Bricklaying or painting.
For another social housing provider, we approached the local job centre and a church coffee morning. This produced a starting point of names, numbers for trade’s people in the area, from which we gained a network of contacts, some of whom still work for us to this day. Proving us, as a company, are open and receptive to any schemes that will produce positive long term results for the benefit of the local people.
Girls Out Loud Programme
Girls Out Loud is a social enterprise determined to change the landscape for teenage girls in the UK. Alongside championing teenage girls, they create and deliver intervention programmes in schools and academies focussed on embedding confidence, emotional resilience and self esteem which in turn creates more aspirational and self assured young women.
At the heart of all their work is to introduce the girls to real role models; successful women who are confident and comfortable in their own skin and committed to supporting and inspiring the next generation.
Our female managerial team get involved in their 12 month mentoring programme called ‘BIG SISTER’ for 14/15 year old girls who are bright but sit in the middle of the cohort and just cruise. These girls are capable of so much more but feel a tad disconnected and spend too much time searching for validation in the wrong places. We believe these girls are the future managers, leaders and entrepreneurs of the UK and deserve investment.
Our team offer a role model mentor for support, guidance and motivation for 12 months. The aim is get results in various turnarounds in confidence, identity, re-engagement in the academic process thus improving their performance, better peer group allegiances, improved attendance.
We have also supported other local community events with appropriate support and sponsorship.