Recycle scheme to help Yarmouth homeless

Dominic Bareham AN ORGANISATION in Great Yarmouth that recycles waste wood from local builders is looking to help homeless people get back on their feet with a training scheme.

Dominic Bareham

AN ORGANISATION in Great Yarmouth that recycles waste wood from local builders is looking to help homeless people get back on their feet with a training scheme.

The Yarmouth Wood Recycling Project, GY Woodstock, offers homeless men and women a 13 week work placement programme. Successful applicants work alongside paid staff and volunteers collecting timber from builders and recycling it.

During the 13 week programme they receive training in simple wood work, learn a range of practical skills and at the end of it receive a reference. Many past students have gone on to secure paid jobs.


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The project is affiliated with the National Community Wood Recycling Project that sets up wood recycling enterprises throughout the UK to save resources and create jobs for marginalised people. Many builders in Somerset use the project to ensure their waste wood is responsibly recycled and reused.

For more information about the programme phone Ali Walmsley on 01273 600503. If you are a builder interested in having the project collect your waste wood phone Sylvia Moore on 01493 842129.

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