Moving into a brand-new home is often one of the most important days of your life and construction firm, The JR Group, has set out to recognise this as part of its ongoing working partnership with Link Group.
The JR Group – which has worked alongside Link Group to deliver high quality social housing across Scotland for more than five years – has created a generous initiative that gives every new resident a welcome gift box, in an effort to make moving day a little smoother. It will gift these boxes to all social housing partnerships it is working with moving forward.
The considerate team saw a disparity in this gesture between private housing and social housing and wanted to play their part in filling this gap and helping to make ALL residents feel special during one of life’s milestones.
140 welcome boxes will be delivered to new residents immediately and, with seven further projects in the pipeline, this number is expected to exceed more than 1,000.
Gayle O’Hear, Construction Administration Manager for The JR Group, has been instrumental in getting the initiative off the ground. She said: “This is a project that as a business, we were incredibly passionate about. It is important to recognise that every person moving into a new home feels special and we hope that our started pack goes a little way in doing just that.
“We believe that we are amongst the first to offer this sort of initiative within the social housing sector. It is a common feature when moving into a new home built by the mainstream private homebuilders, so I am thrilled each and every new social housing resident in one of our constructed homes will have that added little touch to give them a warm welcome home.”
Each JR Group Welcome Home gift box will include a selection of mugs, water bottles, dish cloths and biscuits – everything needed to help moving day feel a little less stressful.
Gayle added: “This is a small gesture, but we know it goes a long way in helping people feel welcome and settled into their new home. We were delighted to present these to the first recipients at East Academy Street in Wishaw and Law Place, in East Kilbride and we look forward to delivering many more in the coming months.
Colin Culross, Link Group’s commercial director said: “We are delighted to support this new initiative from our partners at The JR Group providing these welcome packs, which will go some way to help tenants in setting up their new home.”
The JR Group employs around 170 staff and was founded in Paisley in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.