AUGUST 2020 – PHASES IN THE BIG ISSUE

The Big Issue magazine runs a feature this month on the Government’s plans to enable developers to convert office space into residential accommodation, without the need for planning permission. Our Chief Executive gives his views on how a large programme to build...

JUNE 2020 – EMPTY HOMES TOOLKIT

PHASES has been working with the national campaigning charity, Action on Empty Homes, on the design of a ‘toolkit’ for use by communities and local authorities to help tackle empty homes. PHASES is part of a small ‘reference group’ feeding in our experience,...

APRIL 2020 – IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OUR SERVICES

Unsurprisingly, the lockdown is having a major impact on our services. Our workshop in Rotherhithe is a compact space and we were forced to close our training activities there in March. That is likely to remain the case for some months. Our Construction Buddy...

FEBRUARY 2020 – NEW RECRUITS

Over twenty candidates have now signed up for our Construction Buddy recruitment pilot. These are a combination of former trainees and new recruits. We’ll be bringing you some of their stories in the near future. Meanwhile, the next couple of months will see the...

December 2019 – LATEST ON CONSTRUCTION BUDDY

We have now spoken with over thirty homeless organisations across London to introduce our new recruitment project ‘Construction Buddy’. We’ve visited a number of these organisations and as well as discussing future referrals to the project, we’ve also received really...
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