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TBG Learning Swansea ‘brushed up’ on their DIY skills to help revitalise two community buildings in the city

Staff from TBG Learning’s centre on Princess Way, took part in a volunteering project to help spruce up the Phoenix Centre in Townhill and TOPIC House (The Older Persons Information Centre) in Mayhill.

Both centres work closely with TBG Learning to offer a variety of volunteer placement opportunities to disadvantaged and unemployed adults across the region.

A 14-strong team from TBG Learning took part in the event to make the enhancements, which included painting, cleaning and gardening as well as helping to promote volunteering at the centres within the local community.

TBG Learning Swansea delivers the Government’s Work Programme on behalf of JobFit, which supports thousands of people across Wales and England to gain employment skills through tailored packages of support and assistance.

Helen Pike, placement co-ordinator at TBG Learning Swansea, said: “It was extremely rewarding for us to be able to volunteer at the centres and give something back to the community.

“The centres have provided numerous volunteering opportunities to Work Programme customers who attend TBG Learning in Swansea and this was a way of thanking them for offering their support.”

She added: “We were very fortunate that both the Wickes and B&M stores in Swansea kindly agreed to donate all of the materials we needed to help give the centres a new lease of life.

“We are very grateful to all of the employers who help us continue to provide important volunteering opportunities, providing recent up to date experience, which supports our clients in returning to work.”

The team was boosted by two volunteers from Admiral who worked with TBG Learning during the day-long project.

Gary Piazzon, lead recruitment officer from Admiral, added: “As such a large employer in Swansea it’s nice for us to get involved with the local community.

“Partnering with TBG Learning provided us with the perfect opportunity to get our hands dirty, and transform two community buildings.

“It was a very worthwhile experience for everyone involved, and the work we did will hopefully have a massive impact on the people who use the community buildings.”

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