LIVERPOOL LEARNING DISABILITY CHARITY SEES FACILITIES TRANSFORMED BY OUR SPACE YOUR PLACE

David Wilson Homes have donated money to MenCap Liverpool for them to replace the kitchen in their drop-in office.
Pictured Kevin Byrne from MenCap with Matt Sutherland from DWH (blue jacket)

Mencap Liverpool, an independent charity that promotes equality for people with a learning disability has had its facilities transformed, thanks to support from local housebuilder, David Wilson Homes (DWH) North West.

The Lydia Ann Street-based charity successfully applied for funds through DWH North West’s charitable and community scheme, Our Space, Your Place. These funds have been used to provide Liverpool Mencap with a brand new kitchen facility.

Prior to its transformation, the kitchen was too cramped for those the charity supports to use as a team, had poor storage and wasn’t able to accommodate a dishwasher or large enough sink to adequately wash up the items used by Liverpool Mencap’s staff, volunteers and support members.

DWH North West stepped in and provided an updated kitchen which was able to meet the needs of the charity and its users.

Andrew Taylor, Our Space, Your Place Project Coordinator and Planning Director at DWH North West, comments: “At David Wilson Homes, we are dedicated to building strong communities in areas surrounding our developments. Liverpool Mencap is a much needed resource which creates opportunities for people with a learning disability. The kitchen was hampering the amazing work that the charity is doing and we hope that their refitted facility will make life easier and more efficient for the wide variety of people who use the space every day.”

Kevin Byrne, Fundraising Manager at Mencap Liverpool, said: “We’re really grateful to DWH’s support and the new kitchen is set to make a big difference to our everyday operations.”

Liverpool Mencap is situated close to DWH North West’s Claremont Gardens development, which comprises of two, three and four bedroom homes with prices starting from £124,995. The development has great transport links and homeowners can reach Liverpool city centre in just ten minutes. For sales enquiries regarding Claremont Gardens, call 0844 811 33 66. The Marketing Suite and show homes are open Monday 12.30pm – 5.30pm and Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

The housebuilder’s Our Space Your Space scheme offers support to community groups in the region through volunteering time or funding.  Applications can be made through its website: www.ourspaceyourplace.co.uk.

DWH North West has recently scooped a prestigious Five Star award by the National Home Builder’s Federation (NHF) for the seventh consecutive year – the only national housebuilder to achieve this accolade.

For further information on David Wilson Homes North West visit www.dwh.co.uk.

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