Firm supporters of #DementiaActionWeek (20-26th May 2019). We are supporting Sporting Memories and Sussex Cricket Foundation by funding the hiring of the Polegate Community Centre for 40 weeks so that older sports fans can get together to talk sport, promoting physical and mental well-being through reminicsing. Sport is used to try and combat loneliness and isolation, giving those joining in the chance to make new friends. When works have completed at Joan Hughes Court, it is hoped that the group will be brought to the retirement living in the communal lounge area.
We were pleased to organise a day work placement for a group of students from South Norwood Harris Academy, who are undertaking Product Design Studies as one of their GCSEs, to gain an understanding of how product design is relevant in the real world, and in particular the Construction Industry. Liam Stanhope, Health and Safety Manager, and Myles Pitt, Assistant Site Manager, oversaw the placement and gave the students an insight into the Fashioning Poplar Scheme, the works carried out and information about H&S and project management.
We were delighted to receive positive feedback from South Norwood Harris Academy: ‘Thank you again for inviting and hosting us so wonderfully, the tour and hospitality you showed us all was brilliant and the boys absolutely loved it… I look forward to the next visit with Niblock and cannot wait to see the Fashion Academy in action in the spaces you’ve created.’