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Laser Learning Awards sponsor Adult Learners Week Award

Posted on 16-06-14

Laser Learning Awards sponsor Adult Learners’ Week Families and Communities Project Award in the South East Region, won by the AmicusHorizon Community DIY SOS Project

Laser Learning Awards is proud to be a sponsor of the Adult Learners’ Week Families and Communities Project Award. LASER acknowledges the achievements of this successful Community DIY SOS scheme and is delighted that this scheme has been recognised with an award for adult learning.

The popular project teaches unemployed and low waged volunteers practical home maintenance skills, including wallpapering and floor laying. These skills are then put into practice at places like village halls and communal gardens, helping to benefit local community venues and people as well as giving participants the skills, and a decorating kit and vouchers, to undertake a DIY project in their own home or for a friend, and even the opportunity to achieve a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme Health, Safety and Environment card to enable them to work in construction. The Community DIY SOS project has helped brighten 10 places across the county, including Bexhill on Sea and St Leonards.

David Gittins, CEO of Laser Learning Awards presented AmicusHorizon with a certificate and £voucher towards further learning opportunities at the Adult Learners’ Week Awards, held at London Canal Museum on Tuesday 10th June 2014.

Vanessa Porter, Senior Community Worker at AmicusHorizon, said: "We’re delighted to have won this award. It’s fantastic that the DIY SOS project has been able to help some of the most vulnerable people in East Sussex gain valuable skills, qualifications and confidence. And it’s helped improve communal areas and buildings to benefit local people."

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