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Westgate and John Sisk enable Covid-19 safe return for London-based homeless charity.

Westgate, and the John Sisk team working for Peabody at the St John’s Hill Clapham site in South West London, are delighted to have recently assisted homeless charity, Glass Door. Westgate and John Sisk provided Hoardfast social distancing screens for the Glass Door office and caseworker rooms, enabling staff to get back to work safely.

Opening the door for a safe return

Glass Door is a homeless charity who provide a safe place to sleep, advice and daytime services for those with nowhere else to turn. Sisk support Glass Door as their primary charity partner during the construction of the St John’s Hill 198-apartment design and build contract.

Following a request for help from Glass Door, Sisk approached Westgate as a trusted supply-chain partner, knowing we had adapted our sustainable Hoardfast hoarding system to support social distancing and Covid-secure screening requirements. We provided screens to the charity to ensure the safety of the Glass Door staff, volunteers and guests during these challenging times.

Lucy Abraham chief executive of Glass Door said: “The screens that Sisk have kindly donated will directly help us to support more individuals out of their chapter of homelessness and into more stable futures. Most importantly, the screens will enable caseworkers to meet with people facing homelessness in person more safely. But they will also allow more of our back-office team to safely return to working in the offices together.

We are so grateful to Sisk for making it possible for us to support more people who need it during these challenging times.”

David Collins-Lafferty, Marketing Manager at Westgate commented: “As with many businesses who do their part to support charities, donations are often monetary, so it’s been a change to work on delivering a donation that requires our product to help out.

We are glad to have been able to assist and work in collaboration with John Sisk and Glass Door, to supply Hoardfast social distancing screens to help the charity return to the invaluable work they do, supporting homelessness across South West London”.

Matt Ayers, Sisk’s Project Director at St John’s Hill commented: “We are delighted to help Glass Door get back to their office, enabling them to make a difference to their guests lives and provide a safer environment for the Glass Door Team who are doing fantastic work helping people facing homelessness in London.”

Glass Door office area with social distancing screens

Glass Door foyer area with social distancing screens

Supporting charities through our sustainable promise

Hoardfast is manufactured from up to 85% recycled plastic and is reusable across multiple projects or phased project work. At the end of the panels’ usable life, the panels and components are fully recycled and crushed down to manufacture new panels and other plastic items.

As part of Hoardfast’s Sustainability Promise, the funds generated from the sale of these recyclable items is donated to the Marine Conservation Society, a charity that works to reduce the impact of plastics on our environment, as well as other charities across the UK.

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