Paul, 28



I joined Giroscope 2 years ago as a volunteer and I became a tenant whilst working with them. I came to Giroscope on a 4 week placement with the ‘Working Links’ programme. I then did an extended placement and started volunteering a few days a week after that.

I was unemployed and wanted to keep up to date with my skills. I was trained in painting and decorating with Hull College to NVQ level 2 so I generally work in that area of house renovation. I also work alongside the building skills supervisors within the organisation to learn new skills as I go along.

I have learnt to plaster and would like to go to college and learn plastering to level 2 NVQ I feel that I have developed a positive work ethic whilst being at Giroscope and understand that I now have some responsibilities. I would like to develop my building skills whilst being a volunteer at Giroscope in most areas of building work including joinery and carpentry, tiling, plumbing, carpet laying and basic maintenance skills.

Giroscope's Housing Pledge

  • So long as the conditions of the tenancy are met, you have the right to remain in your home for as long as you wish.
  • Giroscope will not sell your house, or transfer ownership to another landlord so long as you are a tenant of that house.
  • Giroscope will not borrow money against its property in a way that endangers the financial stability of the organisation and puts your home at risk.