Build Yourself project wins award!


12 February 2018

Our amazing Build Yourself project, which helps young people develop career based skills, has won a TPAS South Region award!

Build Yourself is a community project which is run by Fresh Visions, the charity hosted and supported by us.

The project supports low waged and unemployed 18-24 year olds. Participants learn DIY skills, such as wallpapering and tiling, and then apply these to community venues in need of a revamp in the Sussex area.

So far nine venues have received the Build Yourself treatment, with 149 people being helped by the project.

Build Yourself won the Excellence in Employment Skills & Training category at the TPAS South Region Awards. The winners were announced on Friday 9 February at a special ceremony at Hilton London Wembley.

TPAS are England’s leading tenant engagement experts, bringing landlords, tenants and contractors together to find solutions to improve services, save money and bring lasting change to communities.

The annual TPAS Awards "showcases the compelling and inspirational success stories of tenants, landlords and contractors working together across the communities of England".

* Here at Optivo we have a dedicated employment team who offer one to one support, advice and guidance. We can provide you with opportunities to find a job, as well as training and the chance to learn new skills. Find out more here.