Vulnerable residents in Queen’s Park helped by volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kind-hearted team of 17 do DIY work for people living in sheltered accommodation
An inspired volunteering project offering support to vulnerable people has been helping residents in Queen’s Park to decorate their homes.
A team of 17 volunteers from global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) visited residents at Brooke Court, a sheltered housing scheme for people with, to carry out decorating and DIY duties in their home.
The volunteering day was organised through Brushstrokes, a project set up by housing association A2Dominion to help residents who are unable to carry out decorating in their home.
Brooke Court is the latest scheme to benefit from the project, and is specially-adapted to provide 10 wheelchair-accessible, self-contained homes as well as on-site staff, a dedicated office and accommodation for carers.
Four residents, all wheelchair users aged between 46 and 65, met with a team of DIY-minded volunteers to help them enhance their homes.
Omer Ibrahim, a 50-year old ex-police officer and father-of-three, said: “They’re painting my living room and the hall. I’m sure it’s going to be very nice and it will make me very happy.”
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Lorna Anderson, A2Dominion’s Director of Customer Services, said: “Brushstrokes provides a highly valuable service not just for those receiving support from us, but also to those given the opportunity to volunteer.
“We’d like to thank everyone who has helped so far in improving the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable residents, including most recently PwC. The level of support we’ve received from individuals and businesses alike has been fantastic.”
For more information about volunteering with A2Dominion visit www.a2dominion.co.uk/volunteers or call 020 8825 1000