The Prevention Alliance have moved from their office at Flag to their own venue up the hill at 45 St Petersgate. Over the last month H3 have delivered a range of volunteer-led services to The Prevention Alliance. This includes painting and decorating, furniture assembly and removals to transform the space and ensure it is ready for its new life as a support hub.
H3 support and train residents at homeless temporary accommodation to volunteer in these services to provide work-like experience, re-use old skills and find focus in positive activity. They provide services to vulnerable members of the community but also look out for different projects with a social mission.
Turning an old hairdressers into a vibrant new support hub was a new challenge for H3. With skilled volunteers from past trades in driving, painting and decorating, joinery and yard work they were able to pull together a great team to deliver a beautiful new office space.
The decision to buy services of a local homeless charity, and give opportunities for their volunteers, highlights the drive of the TPA to provide a space and a service that enables change.
Siobhan Myers, a Senior Keyworker from the Prevention Alliance said, “We are eternally grateful to the H3 volunteers and Molly. Due to the TPA being a drop-in service, it was vital that there was minimal disruption to the service so the move needed to be completed to a very tight deadline. The H3 volunteers were professional, courteous, patient and incredibly efficient. Tommy did a fantastic job in the decoration of the new office- he also suggested improvements to our plans which were implemented and the office looks much brighter as a result! Paul’s perseverance, dedication and carpentry skills ensured that our new desks were assembled well within our target deadline. Andrew, Eddie and Hiran made the move a seamless success- they worked tirelessly moving desks, computers, office chairs and other equipment on a very hot and humid afternoon. Three van loads later, the TPA were officially in their new home. We cannot thank H3 enough- for their talent and hard work, but also for their professionalism, good humour and sensitivity.”
Molly Bishop, Development Officer and Volunteer Manager said “This opportunity was something different from our normal jobs which tend to be smaller. This provided the chance to be part of a bigger project and see it develop TPA could not have been more friendly and supportive to the volunteers. They all felt a great sense of pride over their contribution.”
If you would like H3 services for yourself, your company or a vulnerable member of the community, please contact Molly on 07800618628. Similarly, if you would like to volunteer to supervise or co-ordinate jobs please do get in touch.