A CONSTRUCTION giant is to help people who have struggled with drug and alcohol addictions by offering them to take their first steps back into the world of work.
Willmott Dixon Partnerships has revealed that it is linking up with the Burton Addiction Centre in a bid to help people currently undergoing rehabilitation by offering them work placements as part of the recovery process.
Two tradesmen from the repairs and maintenance company’s Burton branch have been also fixing up Langan’s Tearooms, in George Street as part of the link up.
Willmott Dixon’s customer and community officer Cathy Hayward said: “We’re happy to be supporting all the work they have been doing to provide opportunities for vulnerable individuals in Burton.
“It is very much in line with our own company values to provide tangible skills to the local community.”
The company is providing work experience placements to individuals who have completed programmes at Burton Addiction Centre to help them with their recovery process.
These will include placements in trades such as plumbing, joinery, electrical and bricklaying.
Kendra Gray, strategic director at addiction centre, said: “We are so grateful for all the support that Willmott Dixon has been able to offer us.
“We are passionately committed to breaking the cycle of addiction for individuals, families and communities, and support can really help us achieve our aims.”
Mick Williamson, managing director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said: “This is very much part of our transforming communities ethos, which is about making a real and positive difference to the lives of people living locally.
“We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave a real legacy.”