Chapter 1 enters Empty Homes scheme in Plymouth

19 JUL 2013

Chapter 1's Operations Director, Rachel Sanders, said: "We're delighted to be working with Plymouth City Council in this new partnership. Bringing empty properties back into use provides more than just valuable housing. At Chapter 1 we believe in changing lives one by one and having a home to call your own is a vital step towards a better quality of life. Neighbourhoods flourish and the environment around them benefits.

"The programme will also enable us to work with voluntary organisations such as Shekinah to provide opportunities for people distanced from training and employment to improve their skills."

Chapter 1 was backed by Plymouth City Council in the bid for the opportunity to create affordable homes in Plymouth. Plymouth benefitted from £660,000 of government funding to help refurbish and bring back into use empty properties and commercial premises.