A homeless family facility in Treneere received an early Christmas present after a new kitchen was fitted in time to stage its festive party.
We partnered with Camborne-based flooring company DwT to renovate the communal area with a number of new appliances.
It meant residents came together to cook a Christmas dinner and hold a festive party.
The project was part of our Social Value programme which provides a way to create benefits for local people by getting its suppliers and contractors to support local community initiatives.
Our Grants and Social Value Manager, Tim Wotton, said: “It was great to be able to work with our partners to ensure that our residents at Davy House had access to their new kitchen before Christmas.
“It really helped with cooking the Christmas meal and the party was a resounding success with fun had by all.
“We work with suppliers that have the same shared values and beliefs as us of wanting to give something back to the community.
“We want to target social value to where there is the greatest need and the best impact.
“Through getting the companies we work with to give something back to the local area, we can ensure money, services and the volunteering support of our supply chain has the greatest impact.”
Davy House has eight self-contained flats and houses homeless families.
The new kitchen will also be used to teach cooking skills and healthy eating to its residents.
We have already pledged to spend more than £1m in order to improve the look and feel of the estate.
The 18-month project called #Aspire Treneere will focus on a series of improvements to homes and the communal areas on the estate.
The first phase of the works will see a facelift of the shop front area, with new street lighting, new planters and two new ornamental lamp posts with hanging baskets on them.
We have also planned an external redecoration programme of homes in the area and a number of new roof coverings which will boost thermal efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
We will also focus on environmental improvements, such as green spaces, gardening projects and employing a repairs person to work within the community.