15 May 2011,

Considerate Construction Firm Lends a Helping Hand

The company responsible for delivering a new health and community facility on Bransholme on behalf of Citycare, has lent its support to a local community centre.

Sewell Group's onsite construction team, in coordination with Hull City Council's North Carr Area Team, has supplied decorating services and materials free of charge to the Alf Marshall Community Centre which neighbours the site of the new health centre on Goodhart Road.

Sean Henderson, project manager for Sewell Construction, said: "It is great to be able to help out such worthy causes. The guys at the centre do a lot of good work in the local community and it is a very well used facility so we were more than happy to lend a helping hand to spruce it up.

"The final product we deliver here in Bransholme will benefit local people for years to come but we are also committed to making a difference whilst we are onsite carrying out construction work. It's important to us as a company that, wherever possible, we do our bit to give back to the communities in which we operate."

Richie Clark, chair of the Alf Marshall Community Centre, said: "We were delighted and overwhelmed by Sewell's generous offer. Organisations such as ours rely on the support and goodwill of local people and businesses so it is a real boost, particularly in this tough economic climate, for Sean and his team to help us out. I'd like to thank them on behalf of myself and everyone who uses the centre, we are thrilled with the final result."

The new Bransholme Health Centre, which is the 11th to be built as part of a Local Investment Finance Trust arrangement with NHS Hull, will be home to:

  • 11 GP Practices (relocating GPs from the current health centre)

  • Public health services including stop smoking sessions, active lifestyle and weight management programmes

  • Audiology services for both adults and children

  • Community nursing teams

  • Sexual health/family planning clinics

  • Secondary care services, including anticoagulation, cardiac services, community midwives,dermatology, dietetics, gynaecology, orbital prosthesis, paediatric clinics, podiatry, retinal screening, urea breath testing, speech and language therapy

  • Occupational health services

  • A tea bar run by volunteers

  • A carers' group and Citizen's Advice Bureau Mental health services including counselling and improving access to psychological therapies

  • Substance Misuse Workers

  • Space for community group meetings and other multi-use spaces

It is due to open in August 2012

For further information please contact CItycare LIFTCo