On Thursday 23rd April this year the Lady Provost officially opened the newly refurbished facilities in Four Square’s Stopover Residential Unit. The 5 week refurbishment project was jointly funded by Landaid and St James’s Place Foundation and will have a significant improvement on the quality of accommodation for the young residents.
The work includes new kitchens and bathrooms in all of the flats, a new training kitchen and new training room with access to a range of IT resources. In addition to the Lady Provost there were also representatives from LandAid, St James’s Place Foundation and Pinsent Mason and representatives from the Dunedin Canmore Group and the Local Authority.
Not only will the new facilities make life more comfortable for the young people it will significantly help the young people to develop new skills; it will the help the residents prepare to move into and sustain a tenancy and also help plan and prepare to enter employment or Further Education.