We’re over the moon that Future Builders – the groundbreaking scheme providing skills and housing for young people at risk of homelessness – has welcomed 3 apprentices into their self-renovated homes, in partnership with local youth homelessness charity, Roundabout.
One of the new tenants, 19 year-old Scott from Sheffield, turned to Roundabout’s Prevention Service when his living situation broke down. He was referred to the Future Builders programme, which not only gave him suitable accommodation but also allowed him to gain skills and experience in a range of areas, including plastering, joinery, electrics, plumbing and decorating. Scott has flourished in the role and has been a real asset to the team.
Scott says, “Future Builders has given me the opportunity to gain experience within the building, construction and property refurb industry, which has given me a better idea of what I would like to do in the future. It has also really helped me to prepare for full-time paid work!
“The project has helped me learn more about myself, too. I’ve worked hard to show consistency in my work and have successfully followed instructions. Working alongside professionals has really helped me prepare for the world of work and it’s been great feeling like part of a proper team.”
Since completing the Future Builders programme, Scott has moved into his renovated home. And, thanks to the commitment and skills he learnt through the programme, he has also secured a job as a welding fabricator.