Homeless Help Renovate Disused Buildings. Many are talented and have exceptional skills.
An unused building in Peterborough is being renovated by homeless people and locals in the city. The Council donated the New England Club and Institute to ReSpace Projects to help restore the 1902 cinema. It’s been standing empty for a number of years. But used to be a popular venue.
Gee Sinha, a homeless person, is the brainchild behind ReSpace Projects. He made friends on the street and discovered many were highly skilled.
Sinha launched ReSpace Project and took on missions to renovate and improve old buildings. The organisation completed a The Hive project in Dalston. It’s currently involved revitalising a pub in Rotherham and currently immersed in the New England Club and Institute in Peterborough.
The projects offer living space and food for the homeless while they work.
Gee Sinha has won praise, especially from local Councils, for his social initiatives.
ynuk.tv went on the journey to Peterborough to take a look at the ReSpace work going on inside.
Have you been to Peterborough? It’s a great city but a lot to look after. As a result the old cinema had become run down through neglect and left empty. Let’s hope it won’t stay that way.
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Local #Homeless people restoring old unused #Cinema building in Peterborough https://t.co/paDPrriVoK It’s an initiative of @ReSpaceProjects. The #charity encourages skills and offers #shelter @PeterboroughCC pic.twitter.com/Z5DzGHhcK3
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