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St James House transformed by Prince’s Trust Team

9 June 2020

Residents living at St James House in Stockton-on-Tees are benefitting from refurbished and improved communal areas as a result of a Prince’s Trust  Team community project.

St James House refurbishmentThe Prince’s Trust Team refurbished rooms at St James House

A group of young unemployed people took part in the project at the supported housing service, which houses young people and adults, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

With funding from North Star Housing and fundraising from a bag pack at a local supermarket, the team were able to carry out the refurbishments at St James House. The project included cleaning and painting the communal area and staff meeting room, as well as replacing flooring, blinds, furniture and children’s toys.

Melisa Marsden, Team Leader of The Prince's Trust Stockton Team, delivered by Stockton Riverside College, said: “The young people worked tirelessly to raise funds and complete this project, for a cause which is close to their hearts. I am so proud of them all.”

Heather Davies, Local Service Manager at St James House, added: “We are so grateful for all the support from The Prince’s Trust Team members. Their work and fundraising efforts will make a massive difference to the people we support. Residents and staff alike are really pleased with their improved facilities. A big thank you to everyone for their efforts, it really is appreciated.”

The Prince's Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development scheme offering young unemployed people aged 16 to 25 the chance to develop their skills and increase their future life chances by taking part in a series of tasks and challenges.

For more information about the accommodation and support we provide to people who have experienced or faced homelessness, see our homelessness services page.

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Their work and fundraising efforts will make a massive difference.

Heather Davies, Local Service Manager

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