Housing service launches communal summer house

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A supported housing service for young, homeless people in East Sussex has launched a new communal summer house at a special VIP event.

Last week's opening ceremony at Sanctuary Carr-Gomm's London Road scheme in Bexhill-on-Sea was attended by Bexhill Town Mayor James Carroll who, along with other guests, joined the scheme's young residents to celebrate the opening of the new summer house.

The structure was built after the scheme's residents were successful in their bid for a £4,600 grant from East Sussex's YouthBank scheme, which is part of a national initiative where young people can apply for funds to carry out projects in their local area.

In addition, Sanctuary has pledged £4,000 to buy IT equipment and provide internet access in the summer house for the residents while the scheme has also benefited from donations by the Hastings Furniture Service.

The scheme's manager, Cathy Wilson, said: "Our young residents have an immense sense of pride in what they have achieved.

"They were involved in the whole process from start to finish, from writing the bid and choosing the timber to painting and decorating the summer house."

Posted by David Webb   - 14 December 2010
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