Name wanted for training centre!
12th May 2016
Can you help Salix Homes choose a name for a ground-breaking housing project which will help young people access training and get back to work?
Their flagship scheme at Petrie Court will transform a disused homeless hostel in Lower Kersal into a state-of-the-art training centre with live-in accommodation to help young people transform their lives.
Salford Working Out Project
The centre needs a name and Salix Homes is asking for suggestions in time for the building’s opening next year. The initiative, called the Salford Working Out Project, will be the only one of its kind in Salford providing people aged 16-25 with a stable place to live while they work, complete their education or undertake training.
The Petrie Court development is a £1m investment, with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency being matched by Salix Homes. The centre in Lower Kersal is one part of the overall project and will house shared accommodation, a training centre, fitness facility and ICT suite.
“This is a flagship project for Salix Homes, one of only a few such schemes in the country and we believe it will be one of the best. The scheme will open up opportunities for young people from Salford which they might not have had. It will be a real lifeline and we believe it will help transform lives. The transformation of Petrie Court will be critical to creating these opportunities and that is why we want a new name that will mark the transformation of the building.”
Mike Wright, Head of Housing Choice at Salix Homes
The now-empty Petrie Court had previously provided supported accommodation to young homeless people, but closed down in 2014 as part of Salford Council’s funding cuts.
There are currently more than 2,200 people aged 16-25 on the housing waiting list in Salford and more than 6,000 young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETS).
If you would like to provide name suggestions for Petrie Court, email them to [email protected].