Donation to support residential programme’s training offer

November 2021

Gaining skills and securing work has been made easier for our residents thanks to a generous donation.

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) have donated to our residential programme, giving £2,500 to help us support men who were experiencing homelessness.

This donation will contribute towards provision of training for residents, allowing men to achieve licenses or certification and helping them to eventually secure work.

Our residential facility offers stable accommodation and tailored support for men to improve their confidence and resilience and overcome personal problems. Residents undertake training and work placements, developing skills and finding a career that suits their talents, experience and ambitions, ready to move into paid work.

Chief Executive, Alasdair Jackson, said: “We’re very grateful to Donaldson Timber Engineering for their support. It will help us to support men to get back on their feet, giving them the time and space to grow in confidence, improve their health and gain new skills.

“Just last month we had two of our lads ‘graduate’ from the programme, both moving into their own homes after securing full-time work. It’s always incredible to see just how far someone can come, when given the right support.

“This donation will help us to support more men like them, changing lives for the better.”

Luke Roberts, Managing Director of DTE, added: “When I first heard about the work Recycling Lives Charity were doing, I was completely sold on their mission and values, and knew it was something we should be involved in as a sponsor. It is based close to our manufacturing sites in England so we were very keen to support them and give back by helping people get the support they need and deserve.”

Donaldson Timber Engineering is the UK’s largest and longest-established manufacturer of structural timber components.

Anyone can face homelessness, from someone who has lost a job to ex-Armed Forces personnel or care leavers, as well as the 33% of ex-offenders who leave prison with nowhere to go. As well as stable accommodation, people experiencing homelessness need structure and support in order to regain their independence – exactly what our residential programme offers.

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