On We Care Day 2018, our staff picked up paintbrushes, brooms, binbags & tools to help tidy up Southmead Youth Centre.
On 14th September 2018 we pledged 72 hours to the PlaceShapers Care-ometer and helped give Southmead Youth Centre in Bristol a fresh look. The hours put in by 18 of our staff was part of almost 2000 hours pledged by PlaceShapers – a network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations – around the country.
Jayne Whittlestone said: “We are much more than a landlord. We have homes that people can afford but also provide services that build communities. We Care is an opportunity for us to highlight the difference that these services make and also for our staff to use their own volunteer time to do even more to help our residents and communities. Thanks to Southmead Youth Centre for letting us get stuck in – we hope this will remind people what a great place it is for the community.”
PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “Up and down the country We Care Day focuses on the rich diversity of ways that our members care for people and communities. Whilst we take great care in providing high-quality homes that are safe and well maintained, we also focus on the people who live in them, working with them and our wider partners to ensure we provide what’s needed. We Care shows what this means on a day-to-day basis.”
PlaceShapers is a national network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations. Together PlaceShapers members have 850,000 homes and are building 88,000 more homes by 2022. We provide services to more than two million people. We re-invest 100% of our profits into our homes and communities and have helped more than 60,000 people into work since 2010.