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Radian host Employment Minister, Damian Hinds, on a visit to new homes and community hub

In February Communities that Work member Radian hosted Hampshire MP and Employment Minister, Damian Hinds, at their recent flagship development, Quebec Park, which sees them provide 100 new homes, 100 new jobs, and a new community hub in Bordon, East Hampshire.

Damian Hinds MP visits Quebec Park in Bordon, a Radian Homes development.
Picture: Paul Jacobs/pictureexclusive.com

Mr Hinds met Radian staff and apprentices at the Quebec Park café and employment hub site, to learn how Radian is creating new opportunities in the Bordon community.

Thanks to the work on site, 11 local residents have been trained in basic construction skills and received Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards, and seven have since been employed in the industry.

In addition to the construction jobs created, a new café will be built on-site and will be part of the community hub building. Launching in autumn 2017, the café’s main aim will be to help young people gain skills in hospitality and catering by providing work placements and job opportunities.

Damian Hinds MP visits Quebec Park in Bordon, a Radian Homes development.
Picture: Paul Jacobs/pictureexclusive.com

As well as supporting skills and training, the café aims to deliver Bordon’s ‘Healthy Town’ ethos by providing nutritious food and a range of health-centred activities, support local businesses by using fresh local produce where possible, and become a social hub for the existing community and new residents.

Communities that Work is pleased to see Radian and the sector gaining recognition from the Government for the important work that all our members do. If you’re hosting local MPs, showcasing the employment support you offer, please keep Communities that Work posted.

Damian Hinds MP visits Quebec Park in Bordon, a Radian Homes development.
Picture: Paul Jacobs/pictureexclusive.com

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