Happy henhouse gets a makeover by former homeless youngsters
Residents at The Quay Project, a supported living scheme for former homeless young people in Greenfield, Flintshire, appreciate what it means to have a safe and welcoming place to live, and they recently treated their feathered friends to a house-makeover too, repainting fences around the scheme’s chicken pen.
Kieran Royle and Shane Hughes, residents who have moved on to live in out-reach properties managed by the scheme, returned to help and they were supported by Project Workers, Rob Holmes, Sue Richards, Rhys Hughes and Chris Ashworth.
The Quay Project has recently acquired a further four rescue chickens bringing the total of the flock back up to six.
The scheme is managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, part of the Pennaf Housing Group and both Stephen Porter, Chair of Pennaf, and Eirwen Godden, Vice Chair of Clwyd Alyn, visited on the day to meet up with the staff, tenants and chickens.
“Looking after the chickens has been a great initiative at the scheme. As well as learning new skills and building self-confidence, we also have a constant supply of lovely fresh eggs too,” said Senior Project Officer Carol Hughes, who provided hotdogs and refreshments to sustain the henhouse maintenance team.
“Kieran and Shane both completed college courses whilst they were living here and it’s excellent to see how well their move on to the Project’s outreach flats has gone.
“The board members also met Dan Whistance, a resident who has recently secured full time work and was preparing to moving out a few days later into his own independent accommodation.
“We wish all three of them well as they progress to live independently and it’s great to see the residents, as well as the hens, thriving on the support they have received here,” added Carol. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com