The ‘HER Space’ project will engage 30 women (aged 26-65 yrs) to learn practical trade skills (carpentry, electrics, plumbing, tiling, and painting and decorating), on an applied project. This will involve transforming an empty shipping container into a fully functioning living space. This project is funded and supported by Nationwide and Community Foundation NI
Alongside learning practical skills, the participants will also attend workshops focusing on topics which will help them to ‘thrive in the home’ – such managing personal finances, budgeting, stress management and coping skills, basic DIY skills, healthy living and wellbeing and universal credit support.
The transformed shipping container will be donated to the Welcome Organisation to serve as emergency living accommodation for vulnerable women in need of shelter.
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