Travis Perkins Managed Services recently supported two fantastic projects carried out by Wates Living Space as part of their Reshaping Tomorrow Project. Wates started the project with the promise to make a difference in Birmingham. The stories below demonstrate how working together with Wates and other partners can make a tangible difference to communities.

St Wilfreds Community Centre

St Wilfreds Community Centre is a well established charity in Bromford, Birmingham. The centre provides various activities, such as a community cafe, after school clubs and summer holiday activities. The centre is run by dedicated volunteers, everything is ‘pay as you feel’ and the whole community is welcome.

Focusing on greener, healthier communities, Wates organised volunteers to clear an overgrown garden area and erect a polytunnel. The aim of this was so the centre could start growing their own fruits and vegetables. The volunteers also rebuilt and refreshed the garden furniture, painted and planted flowers, with materials donated by Travis Perkins Managed Services.

Safe House

In collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network, Wates assisted in setting up the UK’s first safe house for male victims of trafficking and slavery so victims will no longer have to be placed in police custody or B&Bs.

The property that had been sourced for the project had been empty for a number of years, and therefore in quite a bad state of repair. With a donation of materials from Travis Perkins Managed Services, Wates transformed the building into a welcoming and safe place for victims to rebuild their lives and reduce their risk of re-exploitation.

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