Gainsborough proud to support BBC TV’s DIY SOS

During September, Gainsborough is delighted to be involved with the DIY SOS ‘Homes for Veterans’ project currently underway in Manchester.

This build is the most ambitious yet for the BBC TV’s flagship DIY programme presented by Nick Knowles. Each series provides life-changing building conversions for deserving families.

Scheduled to be broadcast in October, the DIY SOS team are aiming to renovate seven dilapidated homes on Canada Street in Newton Heath, Manchester. With the help of assistive product specialists such as Gainsborough, these properties will be converted into three adapted homes for injured millitary veterans and their families, as well as a Walking With The Wounded advice and therapy centre.

As a specialist in assisted bathing for semi and non-ambulant bathers, Gainsborough will be providing solutions to this ‘Big Build’ so that the final conversion promotes inclusion for all.

In addition to this ambitious 12-day project, DIY SOS and its supporters will also be delivering a ‘facelift’ to all 62 properties on Canada Street and the adjacent New Street. This will include street-scaping so that an improved, more resident-friendly neighbourhood is provided for the wider community.

During the two one hour programmes due to be screened on BBC One on 14 and 21 October at 9pm viewers will see eight of the streets’ empty homes refurbished to create two larger adapted residential homes for veterans and their families, one standard size property for a veteran and a veteran support and advice centre.

Update: Read the full case study here