Volunteering to build new homes can cement new skills

Volunteering to build new homes can cement new skills

JUNE 1-7th is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week*. Individuals or organisations looking for a new volunteer experience in the north west of England should consider the Housing People, Building Communities project in Liverpool.

The award winning housing charity offers a unique opportunity for people to help build new homes on a live building site – learning new skills, gaining confidence, meeting new people, improving communications, boosting their CV or simply giving something back to society.

Low-cost Liverpool homes in running for two more awards

Low-cost Liverpool homes in running for two more awards

A UNIQUE housing project in Liverpool, which allows future owners to reduce the cost of their new home by helping to build it, is a finalist in two national award schemes.

The 32-property scheme off Kingsley Road, in Granby-Toxteth, is a contender for ‘Best Housing Alliance’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ awards and for ‘Best Community-Led Initiative’ at the UK Housing Awards, both of which will be decided in London later this month.

Liza in line-up for top construction award

Liza in line-up for top construction award

THE CHIEF executive of a Liverpool housing charity is in the running to be named 2014 Outstanding Woman in Construction.

Liza Parry (pictured), who has led construction of 32 low-cost houses in the Granby-Toxteth district of Liverpool since July 2011, is one of seven women vying for the supreme award at the seventh annual Women in Construction awards, which will be announced in Manchester on March 26th.

Low-cost Liverpool homes in running for three more awards

Low-cost Liverpool homes in running for three more awards

A UNIQUE housing project in Liverpool, which allows future owners to reduce the cost of their new home by helping to build it, is a finalist in a hat trick of awards.

The 32-property scheme off Kingsley Road, in Granby-Toxteth, is a contender for ‘Best Housing Alliance’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ awards and for ‘Best Community-Led Initiative’ at the UK Housing Awards, both of which will be decided in London in April; as well as the ‘Excellence in Partnership’ category of the Excellence In Social Enterprise Awards, which will be announced in Blackpool on March 15.

 

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