Saint-Gobain commits to supporting the construction of more high-quality homes for care leavers as well as further construction training for young
people through renewal of its charity alliance with Barnardo’s.

During the partnership that has been in place since 2017 Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland and Barnardo’s have built high-quality homes to help young people transition from care to independent living and provided facilities for young people to train, develop new skills in construction and find employment in the construction sector.

The new homes, part of Barnardo’s ‘Gap Homes’ plan, are purpose-built high-performing homes in Renfrewshire, Scotland which provide a lifeline to young people. The two Gap Homes were constructed using timber frame kits by Saint-Gobain brand Scotframe and materials were supplied by Jewson, Graham, Weber and a total of 21 Saint- Gobain brands to ensure the homes were 
energy efficient and comfortable for care leavers.

Mike Chaldecott, Chief Executive, Saint- Gobain UK and Ireland, said: “Our charity partnership with Barnardo’s has had a deeply profound and lasting impact on the lives of young people and is a great example of how business can work with charities to blend experience, expertise and fundraising to create a lasting legacy and make a transformational difference. We are proud to have raised £1million for Barnardo’s over the last decade and our commitment to supporting care leavers into the construction industry.

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