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New homes generate training opportunities in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Published by awalsh for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing

Students will be given the chance to get vital on the job training now work has begun on 26 new affordable homes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group is developing 12 new apartments and 14 houses in Malvern Crescent to replace two blocks of empty flats which were demolished last year.

And as part of the project, four students from Burton and South Derbyshire College will be completing an NVQ in either carpentry or bricklaying by learning new skills on site with contractor Seddon, which is carrying out the building work.

Jonathan Mullins, Sanctuary’s head of development for the Midlands, said: "Gaining good experience and the right qualifications is vital for young people in today’s difficult job market, which is why we are committed to providing these opportunities on our housing projects.

“Hopefully these new homes will help young people take their first step onto the housing ladder while also helping to kick-start a number of new careers too.”

It is hoped the new energy efficient homes, which will be made available to rent or to buy through shared ownership, will help to regenerate this part of Malvern Crescent.

The development, which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, has been part funded by the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency.

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