Painting a future ...

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 August 2012

Sophie Brettel painting

Sophie Brettel painting

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YOUNG people were given the chance to paint their way to a brighter future as part of a supported living group’s scheme to teach youngsters new practical skills.

Weston Foyer in St Ives Road which provides a secure place for 16 to 25-year-olds to live, saw 13 tenants provided with paint and equipment to revamp an area of the building.

They were also given vouchers to get them started when they get their own homes.

The project was organised by Sanctuary Maintenance in partnership with national builders’ firm Travis Perkins.

Dennis Evans, managing director for Sanctuary Maintenance, said: “We are looking for ways to support our young tenants. This training has provided the ideal platform to help them develop new skills and confidence which will make a positive difference to their lives.”


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