It’s all about community

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9th December, 2020

Some of our Maintenance team standing by a Melin van

We realise the importance of supporting local communities and that is at the heart of everything we do. We have set up a sustainable communities fund, which contractors who work with us contribute to, this money helps support our schools project, FACE and allows us to support our partnership schools.

Through funds donated by Morris’s of Usk and time donated from our staff, we were able to support a project at Cwmbran High and improve the wellbeing of staff.

The project saw the donation of large screens for the canteen, to help with social distancing and safe practices during lunchtime. We also decorated the staff room - building a wall, donating storage units to support staff agile working and sofas which look out to the spruced up outdoor space, with a ramp installed for access. Due to social distancing staff were struggling to find somewhere to go on their breaks but the work has meant there is additional space for them to use, improving the wellbeing of staff.

Speaking about the work, headteacher Jason Hicks, said “Thank you Melin Homes and Morris’s of Usk for our staff room COVID-19 refurbishment. Our staff really appreciate all your efforts.”

Tom Morris from Morris’s of Usk, who’s company helped fund the work said:
“As a local company, supporting communities is very important to us. Seeing the pictures and feedback from Cwmbran High shows how important projects like this are. We look forward to continuing our work with Melin and helping make more initiatives happen.”

Mark Davies, Maintenance Manager at Melin said:
“Giving the team time to support such an important project in our local community is what Melin is all about. I would like to personally thank Lance Thomas, Mark Garland, Jamie Coburn, Emily Spruce and Steven Jones for all their hard work.”

Together we can. If you would like more information about our school programme please email schools@melinhomes.co.uk

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