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Handy workshops to help residents brush up on DIY skills

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Published by Sophie Middleton for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing

Local resident brushing up on her DIY skills Local resident brushing up on her DIY skills

Sanctuary Housing is calling all handy residents in the Plymouth area to brush up their DIY skills, by attending a free two day training workshop.

The housing provider, in partnership with Plymouth based charity Shekinah, are hosting a practical workshop to help residents become more independent in their own home by learning valuable skills – from hanging wallpaper and putting up a shelf, to unblocking a sink and general decorating.

The free training, funded by Sanctuary’s community investment fund, will be taking place between 10:30am to 4:00pm on Friday 28 February and Friday 7 March at Shekinah’s offices, 24 Stonehouse Street, Plymouth.

To avoid disappointment residents are urged to book their places on the course by contacting Laura Crewes, Shekinah’s head of training, on 01752 220330.

Along with training, Shekinah also provides help and support to homeless and socially disadvantaged people. This includes people recovering from addiction, ex-offenders, people with physical and mental health needs, and the long-term unemployed.

Molly Holmes, head of local partnerships for Sanctuary Housing, said: “We are delighted our residents have the opportunity to attend this training workshop, as it’s a fun and interactive way for people to learn new skills, while meeting local people in their neighbourhood.”

Laura Crewes added: “Everyone is welcome to come along and join in on the workshop. It’s completely free and will be filled with handy tips on the most common problems around the home.”

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