A step to work for homeless

Wates Construction is rolling out of a pilot employment scheme to help tackle homelessness following the launch of Wates and property developer MEPC’s joint employment initiative at Wellington Place development in Leeds. This has seen the two organisations collaborate with Engage Leeds to provide employment for some of society’s most vulnerable and at-risk individuals.

Paul Dodsworth, business unit director, Wates Construction North East & North West, commented: “Rising homelessness is a very serious issue and one that we are keen to help address. When we launched our collaboration with MEPC and Engage Leeds, we did so with a determination to use our presence in Leeds to create opportunities for some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Wates Construction is currently on site building the latest phase of MEPC’s Wellington Place, which includes building 7 and 8, which is set to become a new Government hub for the region.

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