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British Gypsum

British Gypsum are proud supporters of Rebuilding Lives UK and have worked with the charity to offer support in a variety of ways including the creation of a bespoke training course that has been set up to help survivors maintain their homes and increase their confidence.

The bespoke patch and repair course is aimed at survivors of domestic abuse and has been designed to suit the needs of individuals and provide them with the skills needed to maintain their own space. The course is completely flexible and provides attendees with more information about careers in construction and the interview skills needed to get a job in the industry, should they ask for that.

In addition to the course, British Gypsum has given Naima, who also runs The Lady in Red Plastering Service, access to all of its courses to broaden and develop her own skills. Whenever Naima needs to take time away to focus on the charity, she can make use of the academy, enabling her to work and practice in a safe space.

Gareth Dunn, Service Innovation Director at British Gypsum said:

“We are proud to have worked closely with Naima to develop a bespoke course designed specifically for those affected by domestic abuse, and give them the skills needed to maintain their homes. If attendees come away with an interest in making construction their career, this is a huge benefit for the industry as a whole, so we’d be pleased to be at the beginning of that journey.”

To find out more about British Gypsum’s additional training courses, visit:

UK Construction Week

Nathan Garnett, UKCW Birmingham’s show director said:

“We met Naima, the founder of Rebuilding Lives UK at our UK Construction Week show in London earlier this year, when she was a worthy winner of the Fix Radio Awards; she is such an inspirational ambassador for survivors of domestic abuse and is truly transforming lives through her mission.

“This is such a remarkable charity and one that we’re extremely proud to support. We’re delighted that Naima will be at the UKCW Birmingham show in October, and we look forward to supporting her both at the show and beyond.”

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Artex is a proud supporter of Rebuilding Lives UK and is working with the charity to offer support by donating materials used to help survivors maintain their homes.

Rob Stewart, Commercial Director, Artex, said: 

“We wanted to work alongside Naima as soon as we noticed the great work she has been doing to help those affected by domestic abuse. Naima has given them the confidence to maintain and create their own space, develop the skills needed to maintain that space and help them feel secure at home. We were truly inspired and wanted to support in any way possible. Small things can lead to big change, and for the industry as a whole, Naima is helping us make a difference, and we just had to be a part of that journey.”

In addition to donated materials, Artex has pledged volunteers to support the worthy cause and help in any way needed. Together we can all make a difference.

To find out more about Artex and the products they supply, visit:

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Rebuilding lives has chosen to partner with Checksdirect as it is easy-to-use and efficient DBS application process. The aim of the system is to save both you as the applicant an ourselves at Rebuilding Lives  time and money, whilst ensuring peace of mind that our recruitment procedures are robust with respect to criminal record checking procedure, therefore giving you piece of mind that you have the correct level of check for the career path you are about to embark on.

At  Checks Direct we are proud to be a Registered Body and Responsible Organisation for the Disclosure and Barring Service and a partner of the Ministry of Justice. This ensures we are kept abreast of the most up-to-date information. We offer expert account management therefore supporting Rebuilding Lives through the compliance process,  and our friendly support team are on hand to offer 1-2-1 guidance over the phone and via email if required, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your application will be held and treated compliantly and swiftly ensuring that you receive a service which is going to help you secure the correct level of DBS for the job role you are about to undertake.

We have over 15 years experience in all areas of compliance and being part of New Directions Holdings we have the infrastructure to support and answer all levels of enquiries.

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We at Wickes have chosen to support your cause because we believe in helping the most vulnerable people in our community, we are strong allies for diversity and inclusion. After speaking to you, we knew that this was the cause to get behind, I think with everything that has happened in the last 2 years this must have been a terrible time for people in domestic abuse situations feeling trapped with no way out. Even if it’s only a small contribution we hope it goes some way into helping this brilliant cause.

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