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Kitchen transformed for young people at Morris House


TI MHLast month, Morris House was delighted to open its brand new kitchen thanks to our DHL colleagues from JLR Castle Bromwich and a £10,000 Transform It! grant from the DHL UK Foundation.

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DHL colleagues can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to develop a community project that will help young people.

Morris House provides social housing and support for young people aged 16-25 across Solihull. As well as providing the young people with a modern, functional cooking and living space, it will allow them to learn further life skills such as cooking and washing as well as creating a space for social interaction – something that the young people will benefit from.

Andrew is one of the young people who was involved with the project. Being a chef, he knows what the space means to the young people at Morris House:

“It’s great that people are helping the young people in the community – not just seeing them as people living in a hostel.” 

Many thanks to Kevin Ingram, Jo Sprason, Geoff Ward, Pete Humphries, John Powell, Brett Harwood and Tina Smith who were responsible overall for the project completing on time and within budget – it was a great example of project management and cross functional team work!

“The DHL colleagues have really enjoyed the experience. There’s been a sense of immense pride because they’ve been involved in a project they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do.

“It’s been fantastic for the young people who live here. They’ve now got their own home and a space to cook and do their washing and a place to feel at home.

If you would like to read more on the Groundwork website, please click here or to find our more about the Transform It! programme please click here.