Restoring and Rebuilding Lives and Properties
Rebuild South West is a unique CIC run by Ex Military personnel working with a wide array of individuals to restore lives, rebuild properties, and directly work towards social improvement.
Activities range from tailored coaching courses for local authorities and organisations, through to ambitious full scale renovation and rebuild projects empowering individuals with new skills and life changing experiences.
From the ex-service community to the long term unemployed, we can help to turn lives around with rewarding, practical and motivational projects.
We have a strong team of skilled tradespeople who provide careful Project Management, renovation work and encompassing training expertise to support education, training and development as well as offering their experience in delivering new safe and affordable accommodation.
The social and financial impact that can be achieved by the renovation of just one empty house or flat is immense for so many.
People returned to work
Our Rebuild Projects
Rebuild South West is as much about rebuilding people as it is about the properties. When we acquire a site we aim to form teams of unemployed with Ex forces personnel and skilled tradespeople and provide apprenticeship and recognised mentoring schemes across a raft of construction trades.
According to latest figures there are an estimated 870,000 empty homes in the UK and enough empty commercial property to create 420,000 new homes. In Cornwall alone the figures stack up to around 23,000, so it is no surprise that communities and local businesses are suffering from the demise and lack of life beautiful and once thriving market towns.
For us we believe that the re-emergence of some of this accommodation would not only ease the Councils housing costs but more importantly allow those concerned to start laying down some roots and allowing them to start moving their lives forward.
Rebuild South West was contacted by the Morrab Surgery to assist in renovating the surgery garden, to create an outdoors space for the Patients and the local community to access. A place the surgery's social prescribers and other local grass roots organisations could access to…
A selection of our courses available
A four week ‘On Site’ Construction Familiarization Course, held in a derelict ‘Empty Home’. Designed specifically for individuals who would like to pursue a career within the construction industry, be that in their first professional role or retraining after a career in the Armed Forces.…
A Course for You
Because of our pool of skilled and experienced instructors and coaches, we can always offer a highly bespoke and tailored course for a variety of people, organisations, or charities. From sensory gardens to crumbling country homes we can offer a rewarding, fulfilling project for every individual who comes to us.
“The course caught me at the right time, my children say they have got their old mum back."
"Thanks to Rebuild South West my confidence grew and grew and I actually got myself a job - I feel like a million dollars! For those considering attending a Rebuild course, give it a go, without it I would not be where I am now. It was the best choice I had made in many years. Believe you can reach your goals."
"Before this course I couldn't see a reason to live.
Now I do and just want to help others who are just like me."
“I have loved working at The Edge. The RSW team has pulled me out of the dark hole I was in and now I want to help them do the same for others"
Volunteer – We are always hugely grateful for offers or time from skilled tradespeople or materials for our fantastic projects.
If you think you may be able to help no matter how small do get in touch.
Donate – If you have links to a Charitable Trust or Foundation and you would like to make a difference to the lives of those we support, we would be delighted to talk to you. Your financial help is vital in providing long-term support for our courses and Rebuild projects.
Projects and Properties – If you think you have a property, estate, or area of land that you would like to talk to us about, click the button below and get in touch.
Join a course – Through your local JCP Work Coach or contact us directly.
Offer one of our courses – If you would like us to come along and run a Rebuild South West course do enquire directly or book through Careers South West
Building better futures
We are proud to be working alongside the following organisations.