A corporate partner of Shelter
B&Q and its parent company Kingfisher have supported Shelter since 2017. We share the belief that everyone should have a place they can call home. Since launching our partnership, B&Q colleagues and customers have raised vital funds for Shelter and Shelter Scotland, through in-store fundraising initiatives, participating in our fundraising events, product promotions and selling Shelter Christmas cards in stores and online. B&Q colleagues and customers also support Shelter Cymru in Wales, Housing Rights in Northern Ireland, and Focus Ireland in the Republic of Ireland.
DIY Skills Advice Service
Shelter’s DIY Skills Advisers help people to gain fundamental DIY skills to build a positive future in their homes after a prolonged period of homelessness. They also help people to improve and maintain their homes, often preventing eviction. Referrals to the DIYSA service can be received from both Shelter colleagues and support staff from local partner organisations.
The DIYSA team works with individuals, sharing their skills to enable them to participate in home improvements, teaching them how to paint, wallpaper, build flat-pack furniture and gardening. As well as support for individuals, the DIY Skills Advisers run workshops across the country to bring communities together and upskill those who attend. Shelter currently has nine DIY Skills Advisers based in Newcastle, Merseyside, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Bournemouth, and Bristol.
B&Q and Shelter ‘Break the Mould’
B&Q and Shelter joined forces on the 2022 ‘Break the Mould’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving mould untreated and educate the public on how to eradicate it for good. As part of their mission to arm the nation with practical and easy to follow advice, B&Q enlisted the help of DIY queen Whinnie Williams for a video with tips and tricks to help people spot mould, remove it quickly and prevent it from coming back. B&Q also ran a Q&A with a DIY Skills Adviser on their social channels, as well as donating anti-mould products to Shelter Hubs.
Find out how to stop mould and damp with Break the Mould.
If you work at B&Q and want to join in the fight against housing injustice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.