Swale Heating steps in to boost community learning

People in Kent can now brush up on their IT and computing skills to boost their work prospects thanks to a partnership between housing association AmicusHorizon and Swale Heating.

When the association’s St George’s Computer and Resource Centre in Sheerness needed refurbishing up stepped Swale Heating to carry out the work free of charge.

It included rewiring and rearranging the IT equipment, repainting the walls and laying new carpet. Swale Heating has ploughed more than £100,000 into supporting its local community over the past year as part of client AmicusHorizon’s Contractor Giving Something Back Initiative. AmicusHorizon launched the scheme to encourage suppliers who work with the housing association to give something back to their community.

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AmicusHorizon Head of Region Community Development Stephen Innis said: “As well as providing homes, we’re dedicated to making a lasting and positive difference to the lives of residents and their neighbours.

The help that Swale Heating has given us with the St George’s centre project has been tremendous and they have been invaluable in supporting the work that we do.

It’s been a great partnership.” MP Gordon Henderson, who cut a ribbon to officially reopen the new-look centre, is pictured with some of the eager users Swale Heating’s Managing Director Mark Pope said: “We’re committed to making a positive contribution to our local community which is why we’re proud to support AmicusHorizon’s Giving Something Back Initiative and delighted to have played such a key role in refurbishing the St George’s centre. We hope local people will enjoy using the new facilities there.”

For further information about Swale Heating visit www.swaleheating.com. For more about AmicusHorizon go to www.amicushorizon.org.uk