National Empty Homes Week 16th – 22nd October 2017
For five months apprentices and traineeship learners have been working hard to bring an empty home in Goldthorpe back to life.
Barnsley Council supported Big Local funding and training organisation Barnsley Community Build with a £17,500 grant towards the work. This enabled learners to develop their skills to launch their chosen careers.
The house on Albert Road was fully refurbished bringing a quality, affordable home back to the rental market.
The single property:
- provided 75 on site NVQ assessments.
- provided 382 apprenticeship training and skills development days on site.
- supported two full-time construction supervisor jobs.
- supported five full-time construction apprenticeship salaries.
- provided 14 work experience places for traineeship learners.
- secured full-time employment for nine people.
The project also inspired neighbours and local landlords to invest in their properties, helping to improve the area overall. When rented, the property will add to the New Homes Bonus, which the council receives for each new home made available in the borough and will provide an income from council tax payments.
To find out more, read the full article on the Barnsley Council website.
Watch the ‘Before & After’ transformation of the Albert Road property on the Barnsley Council – Housing and Energy Facebook Page.