VIY

Volunteer It Yourself

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Participating Clubs

Charter Housing, Newport

Region: Wales

Location: Newport

Established: 2013

Manager: Samantha Gerrard

Members: 25

Wickes local store partner(s):
Newport

Store Manager:

Charter Housing’s purpose is to provide housing, support and other services which make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Barrackswood Social – ‘The Bunker’ is a multi-use community space based on Barrackswood estate, Newport, run by Charter Housing. The building is home to a Mother and Toddlers group called ‘Little Pebbles’ and a youth group called ‘The Social’. The Social has been running since Jan 2013, on Monday evenings 4pm – 5:30pm, for young people aged 8-11 and 6pm – 8pm for young people aged 11-19 and even though it is a relativity small space, of an evening, up to 25 young people will use the space to meet with friends and the Charter Housing Youth Workers.

VIY activity at the club

The young people will be painting and decorating the centre, building a porch area and a baby changing facility and painting the outside of the centre.

Awards

Big Society Awards
Hollis UK Sponsorship Awards
Corporate Engagement Awards

Partners

cosponsorshipagency.com www.wickes.co.uk www.cityandguilds.com Nesta Cabinet Office