Community Involvement

We are proud to be a principal employer in our local area, and are committed to a range of projects which benefit the communities in which we work.

One great example has been our support for Decorating Master Classes, which have been held in conjunction with Threshold, at both their Spring Street centre in Oldham and Stamford Villa in Audenshaw.  Threshold, who provide accommodation to people from either homeless or vulnerable backgrounds, asked us to help their residents with a redecoration project in their communal lounge. We provided them with a master class which gave the residents an opportunity to get involved and also encouraged some to consider a potential future career in decorating.

The projects encouraged residents to get involved in re-designing their own communal living room areas. They were able to choose their own colour schemes as well as carrying out the prepping and painting work themselves.

One of the younger teenagers from the Threshold project, who had previously dropped out of a decorating course, subsequently set his mind to going back to college and finishing his studies, which is a fantastic result.   

We have also previously worked in partnership with other organisations at community events such as ‘International Womens Day’. This gave us the opportunity to show residents and tenants some valuable skills in painting and decorating techniques, including paper hanging around light switches and window recesses.

Tameside Leaving Care Team support young people who have lived with foster carers or have been in children’s homes, as well as those who have been separated from their parents due to significant family problems or in some circumstances have been at risk of significant harm.  We have been pleased to be able to partner with the Leaving Care Team and provide worthwhile opportunities of work experience within the building trade, helping young people to increase their self confidence and aspirations.

We assisted with an Evergreen Project in Carrbrook, which was created to bring an area of waste land into use, and incorporated a new library facility and horticultural area.  Local tenants and residents were given access to grow plants and vegetables and New Charter Building Company were proud to have made a contribution towards this excellent community initiative.  The majority of the work was carried out by local volunteers and the scheme was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside.

These are just a few examples of our ongoing community work with partners and other organisations.  We are always keen to get involved in new initiatives and give something back to the communities in which we proudly work.