The Salvation Army's Salisbury House hosts an Open Day

published on 3 Jul 2014

Salisbury House held an open day in June to showcase the extensive planned works that had taken place at the Lifehouse.

The works undertaken included:

• An upgrade to  the 48 bedrooms within Salisbury House to change them all to ensuite shower accommodation a huge improvement from the previous shared shower facilities these works were undertaken by our contractor Novus

• The installation of  two water heaters to improve the hot water supply undertaken by TR Tomlinson

• The renovation to the front entrance reception  to the Lifehouse

The total cost of these works was over £500,000. Over half was funded by Salvation Army Housing Association with the rest coming from the Homes and Communities Agency.

The open day was heavily attended by residents and members of the local community, among those attending were Commissioner John Matear of The Salvation Army, The police Commissioner for Greater Manchester and the Mayor of St Helens.

During the works residents at the Lifehouse were offered the opportunity to gain valuable training experience one such resident who completed training at the Lifehouse was Chris Crompton who undertook training in manual handling and basic health and safety on site. Chris then went on to complete painting work experience with saha contractor Novus.