The Tribune Trust

Supporting safer communities in the Humber Region


Giroscope Hull


Giroscope offers work placements to people who are unemployed, asylum seekers and people suffering from mental health issues. 35% of their volunteers are ex-offenders and local agencies refer drug and alcohol dependant individuals, who are in recovery, to Giroscope. Giroscope also provide benefits advice, furniture and food parcels to their volunteers.

Each volunteer works under the instruction of a Building Skills Supervisor and is encouraged to try a variety of different tasks and gain hands-on, practical experience on their renovation projects. Each volunteer has the opportunity to try a wide range of activities covering all aspects of house renovation, including stripping out, demolition, brickwork, plastering, joinery, basic plumbing and electrics, tiling, painting, decorating and carpet fitting.

In addition to this experience, Giroscope also encourages each volunteer to complete a Level 1 Health & Safety within Construction, and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme test. If the volunteer is successful, Giroscope encourages the volunteer to purchase a CSCS card. This card remains in date for 5 years and allows the holder to work in the construction industry.

The Tribune Trust is pleased to be able to support Giroscope in helping their volunteers to gain work experience and employment in the construction industry.

The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Debbie Rosenberg, is shown presenting a cheque to Martin Newman, Giroscope's Coordinator and Andrew Haldenby one of the Giroscope volunteers.

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