Affordable homes development set to help people find jobs in Cornwall

Affordable homes development set to help people find jobs in Cornwall

Coastline worked alongside Situ8 in the planning process leading up to this fantastic new development of 75 affordable homes in Helston. Great news to hear that Coastline are using the development to help people into education & jobs.

The article in The Cornish Times reads:

Coastline Housing will be working in partnership with Work Skills Training Academy, Positive People and Mi-space, part of the Midas Group, to give people the opportunity to gain some qualifications and work on a ‘live’ site as part of an eight-week training programme.

The project has been part-funded by the Positive People Building Better Opportunities Big Lottery Fund.

Louise Beard, director of housing, assets and communities at Coastline Housing, said: ‘The Coastline Construct programme supports those who are currently unemployed, offering them the chance to gain the vital Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, practical training on a controlled site, and a three-week work placement on a live construction site. Initially available at a site in Helston, participants will learn first-hand the tools of the trade.”

Mi-space recently started work on Coastline’s £8m, 75-home affordable housing development on land near Nansloe Primary School in Helston. David Pengelly, operations manager for Mi-space, said: ‘There is a massive shortfall of construction workers within Cornwall and the country as a whole and helping address this is part of our commitment to the communities we work in. So we are very pleased to be able to help make this project a focus for a specific back-to-work programme which has the potential to make a real difference to lots of lives.’

Coastline Construct will provide both classroom and practical training, covering various trades including masonry, carpentry, plastering, groundworks, cleaning, administration, and health and safety.