Younger generation show their skills at 2nd Generation Furnishings
Published by Peter Bird for New Charter Housing Trust Group in Communities and also in Housing
Tameside SkillCentre student and tutors
New Charter Homes has been working closely with Tameside SkillCentre to refurbish two rooms at furniture recycling charity 2nd Generation Furnishings.
The repairs are being carried out so that 2nd Generation Furnishings, which collects and re-uses good quality furniture, white goods and other household items, can expand the good work they already carry out in the region.
A total of eight students and two tutors from Tameside SkillCentre arrived armed with all the necessary equipment needed to plaster the rooms which they carried out efficiently in two days.
Tom Daley, founding member and trustee at 2nd Generation Furnishing, said: “The young students worked really hard and took a lot of pride in what they were doing. We are very grateful to both the students and tutors for giving up their time in carrying out the repairs.”
Tom added: “The work they have carried out means we now have a larger working space for our volunteers to learn new skills which will result in helping those in need.”
Tameside SkillCentre, which is operated by Skills Solutions, encourages 16-18 year old unemployed young people to learn new skills while giving them the opportunity to be in a working environment and gain nationally recognised qualifications.
New Charter’s executive director of neighbourhoods, Tony Powell said: “We have recently visited Tameside SkillCentre and Skills Solutions’ Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park and are extremely impressed at the state-of-the-art training centres. We are looking to build on our relationship and investigate as to how we can utilise their skills delivery programmes.