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Young people expand their horizons with Sanctuary Housing in Liverpool

23 July 2015
Young people from the Tiber project in Lodge Lane, Toxteth who benefitted from leadership training at Durham University

Young people from Liverpool have been developing valuable life skills through an internationally recognised business school thanks to the support of Sanctuary Housing.

Sanctuary supports the Tiber project in Toxteth, Liverpool

The leading housing provider donated £2,184 to the Tiber project on Lodge Lane, Toxteth, to help 15 young people gain certificates in leadership from a bespoke course at Durham University Business School.

Young people from Tiber learnt new leadership skills at Durham University

The young people, aged 12 to 17, spent a weekend at the university where they gained practical hands-on problem-solving skills and learnt from team-building activities.

Sanctuary support for Lodge Lane in L8, Liverpool

Sanctuary’s support of the Tiber project is part of a wider regeneration initiative which is helping transform the Lodge Lane area of Liverpool, in partnership with Liverpool City Council and other local groups.

Sanctuary staff supported Loving Lodge Lane campaign

Staff from Sanctuary recently took part in promoting a recycling campaign at Fern Grove, Livermore Court and Greenheys as part of a Loving Lodge Lane community awareness project last month.

Graham Nolan, Sanctuary’s head of neighbourhood partnerships, said: “We are pleased to be able to support the young people from Tiber to develop new leadership skills which will prove invaluable in their future lives. By investing in people we can help them realise their ambitions for their community and this project is just part of Sanctuary’s ongoing commitment to the regeneration of the Lodge Lane area of the city.”

Debbie Wright, director of Tiber, added: “This was a life-changing opportunity for our young people that would not have been made possible without the support of Sanctuary Housing. The young people gained a real understanding of the qualities required for leadership and were able to expand their own skills, which they will now put to practical use in developing our five acre site for the benefit of the local community.”

For more information on the Tiber group, visit www.tiber.org.uk. To get involved in supporting Sanctuary’s community investment initiatives in Merseyside, please contact Cherry Shagan, Sanctuary Community Investment Project Officer, on 0300 1233511.