Jubilee Park Community Centre, Tipton
Region: East Midlands
Location: West Bromwich
Manager: Kelly Croft
Wickes local store partner(s):
Store Manager: Janet Lawrenson
Jubilee Park Community Centre is a council supported community centre, running a variety of community and youth programmes throughout the day and in the evenings. The centre has invited local young people, including former young offenders doing community service nominated by the local Youth Offending Trust (YOT), to help renovate and refurbish the building.
The young people will be painting and decorating the entire centre as well as doing tiling in the kitchen and repairs to the floors.
Kelly Croft, Project Manager said,
"What appeals most to our members about VIY is the hands-on nature of the project. It really is a great way of getting them involved - and getting them to learn new skills in such a fun and interactive way. The vast majority of the group have never done anything like this before and, for some, this will be the only qualification they'll get all year. Thank you to VIY for letting us take part - it's really needed at Jubilee Youth Centre".
A young person from the project said,
"I've never done anything like this before and it's really good fun. My favourite part is the tiling and decorating. I'm looking forward to receiving the accreditation and it's good to give something back to the community".