New fencing transforms Belle Vue streets

Published 27 January 2016

Participants in a training scheme have helped WDH tenants love where they live after giving some of their gardens a face lift with the construction of new fencing.

WDH’s Training for Employment programme offers six months paid employment to help adults who are unemployed and living in a WDH property back into employment.

The work, which took place on Norton Street and the surrounding streets in Wakefield, was completed as part of ongoing efforts to improve the look and feel of WDH’s estates.

Mrs Carol Spanner, 59, a tenant who lives on Norton Street, said: “They were a really great set of lads and they have done a brilliant job. Our house has more privacy now with the new fencing and the whole area has been improved by this.”

Mark Trafford, a WDH Area Manager, said:  “The finished result really improves the area and we hope to continue to improve other areas in the same way.

“Belle Vue residents said they wanted WDH to improve the front boundaries of their home and I am pleased to say through our Training for Employment programme we have been able to meet resident expectations with this brilliant scheme.”

The Training for Employment programme provides participants with training, work skills, support and mentoring to assist them to carry out the duties of the role, and to be in a better position when applying for further employment at the end of the programme. On-the-job training is delivered with support provided by an employee mentor who assists with advice and guidance to ensure participants benefit from the experience.

The Training for Employment programme aims to help people build a work record with a large and trusted local employer to assist them in making applications for further employment.

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