Join the group Building Support through Shelter!
“We are hoping to create safe shelters for refugees. We’d like to do this without using any existing social housing as this will no doubt already be allocated. We would like to create temporary shelters using existing empty commercial and residential buildings that are not in use due to their need for refurbishment work.
As a collective of building professionals and able volunteers we are offering to upgrade these buildings using voluntary labour throughout from design, planning, refurbishment and completion. We intend to source building materials through donations and fund raising.
We would look to involve other charities and local organisations to help manage the properties after completion. We are already receiving offers of volunteer professionals to help with social care and therapy if this was to go ahead.
Initially our primary focus would be to develop the housing or shelter as a first step towards a relief effort to the current refugee crisis.
Benefits to the property owner
The authority or persons that own the building will have their property renovated by professionals to Building Control standard at no cost to themselves. They will also be able to contribute to an international relief process and help people in a crisis. Lastly they will also benefit from the positive press around this program, and the partners and contributors will help to show that Bristol and the West Country in conjunction with the property owners, are doing everything that is necessary to do their part in our country’s duty to the relief effort.”
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