Housing volunteers undertake free renovation for homeless centre

PUBLISHED: 17:38 13 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:38 13 November 2019

South West Housing Society volunteers renovating and decorating Weston's Somewhere To Go.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

South West Housing Society volunteers renovating and decorating Weston's Somewhere To Go. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Housing staff renovated a centre which provides care for homeless people as the centre celebrated one year since opening.

South West Housing Society volunteers Alex Smith and Carol Brooks with SWHS CEO Donna Johnson and contractors who have donated time and materials, Jonathan Davies and Chris Dennis (Dales Building Maintenance), John Williams (EG Carter), Steve Gregor (Gregor Heating) and Richard Penny (Jones Building Group).    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSouth West Housing Society volunteers Alex Smith and Carol Brooks with SWHS CEO Donna Johnson and contractors who have donated time and materials, Jonathan Davies and Chris Dennis (Dales Building Maintenance), John Williams (EG Carter), Steve Gregor (Gregor Heating) and Richard Penny (Jones Building Group). Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Night Assessment Centre, based at Somewhere To Go, in Boulevard, celebrated its first year since opening on November 6.

South West Housing Society volunteers, in a bid to give back, renovated and decorated the facility for free with support from contractors such as Jones Building Group, Dale Building Maintenance, E G Carter & Co, and Gregor Heating.

The shower room was upgraded, they installed new shelving, provided lockable cupboards and painted the sleeping area.

The organisation works to support people who are street homeless.

South West Housing Society volunteers renovating and decorating Weston's Somewhere To Go.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSouth West Housing Society volunteers renovating and decorating Weston's Somewhere To Go. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Liona Hurst, a NAC staff member, said the shower has made a difference for the clients.

She said: "Thank you so much. The clients and I really do appreciate everything you've done."

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