Just five months after moving in and Mr Lee’s flat is unrecognisable from the nicotine stained walls and bright pink bedroom that first welcomed him. Using surplus paint that had been donated to Community RePaint Worcester, Mr Lee has turned the flat into his home and of which he is justly proud.

Mr Lee found out about Community RePaint thanks to a voucher scheme run by Worcester Community Housing in partnership with Community RePaint Worcester, which enables their new tenants to take paint from the scheme for just £1 a litre and with the first ten litres free!

Having used a contemporary colour scheme of white with accents of muted blue, Mr Lee has made the flat a genuinely pleasant place to live and being able to afford to paint the rooms has meant that, for “…the first time in my life I have been able to put my mark on something,” said Mr Lee.

“Being able to redecorate has helped turn the flat into a home and give Mr Lee a sense of belonging, at a time when other help has been difficult to find,” said Worcester Community Housing’s Customer Experience Manager, Gemma Mundy.

“Working with Community RePaint Worcester has meant that we can offer our tenants a better service and help them to settle in more quickly. The voucher scheme enables our tenants to make their money go further when decorating and personalising their homes,” said Di Smith, Head of Customer Services and Involvement at Worcester Community Housing.

 

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