British Gypsum and CRASH support HOPE Community Services
Renovations are now complete at HOPE Community Services’ St Ranulph House
Thanks to the generosity of CRASH, the construction industry’s charity, British Gypsum and other supporting companies.
The project saw the creation of six bedrooms of much needed move-on accommodation for former homeless people in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire who are ready to take the next step back to independence. The rooms in the supported living facility all have en-suite bathrooms and access to a communal kitchen.
CRASH awarded the project a grant of £10,000 but, with donations of expertise and building materials from British Gypsum and other supporters, the total value of support came to £26,286.
British Gypsum provided more than 300 sheets of plasterboard for the project, including specialist Gyproc SoundBloc and Gyproc FireLine boards.
Gyproc SoundlBloc has a higher density core which helps to improve sound insulation, making it ideal for this project as it will help to minimise noise transfer between the rooms. Gyproc FireLine, meanwhile, provides increased fire protection, helping the project to meet fire safety regulations.
HOPE’s CEO Alan Diggles comments: “Homelessness has doubled in the last three years and local services are coming under increasing pressure.
“Without the support of organisations like CRASH and British Gypsum, more people in crisis would have nowhere to go. The renovation of St Ranulph House will allow us to make an even bigger positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people in the area.”