New venue for events

COMMUNITY groups are being invited to the site of a supported housing scheme in Salisbury as its meeting room transforms into a community hub to host a programme of free events.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Denis House, which provides supported accommodation for homeless people, has opened the room up to outside agencies to hold activities and courses open to the general public.

A number of organisations have already booked sessions, including accredited food hygiene courses by The Learning Curve, help from Barclays Bank in budgeting and writing CVs and the chance to join a credit union.

Local service manager Matthew Lacey said: “Our meeting room is already instrumental in organising activities for our residents at Denis House.

“Now we hope to give something back to the community by opening it up as a place for Salisbury residents to come in and pick up some new skills. We’re delighted with the interest already shown by local organisations in making this happen.”

Denis House offers supported housing for single homeless clients. In addition to accommodation, residents are supported in finding training, education or work, as well as developing personal skills such as managing finances.

Any organisations wishing to host educational workshops or take part in any activities or courses at Denis House can contact project worker Catherine Hamer on 01722 416738.

Session dates:

Barclays Life Skills: 3pm to 4.30pm, every Wednesday.

Credit Union: 12.30pm to 1.30pm, first and third Tuesday of every month.

Food Hygiene Level 2 (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health accredited), hosted by The Learning Curve: Thursday, January 23, 9.30am to 5pm.


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