Homeowners living in Rainham will now have access to free do-it-yourself (DIY) sessions from Old Ford Housing Association (OFHA).
Within the sessions, attendees will be taught how to put up shelves, assemble furniture and perhaps even install conservatory blinds.
Furthermore, they will be shown how to complete any DIY work as safely as possible and be given time to practice – with their work judged by experts within the field.
A spokesperson for OFHA, community development partnership manager Monica Majumder, gave her thoughts on the move. She told 24dash.com: “This free course will help residents make their homes even better as it will give them the knowledge and confidence to carry out basic improvement work themselves.
“While the course will help anyone who wants to improve aspects of their home, including its look and storage space, we would particularly recommend it to those who are either planning or have recently moved, as a few DIY improvements could help them settle into their new home.”
OFHA – which works towards “enhancing life chances”, Circle.org.uk reported – has organised the sessions as part of an ongoing campaign to help Rainham residents improve their homes. It has invested £80 million into the area, helping to regenerate its housing.