Scolmore answers DIY SOS for Children in Need


Scolmore has donated its electrical accessories to a project that will provide a much-needed centre for homeless young people as part of a Children in Need DIY SOS special.

When DIY SOS: The Big Build is aired next week (Wednesday, 13 November) it will show the transformation of a rundown church hall into a much needed emergency accommodation and support centre for Nightsafe, a Blackburn charity which provides support to young people aged 16 to 24 who are homeless or vulnerably housed.

With just nine days to complete the project, which took place in early September, resident electrician Billy Byrne sought the help of Scolmore to supply all the electrical accessories needed to complete the build. 

Switches and sockets from Scolmore’s Mode range of wiring accessories, Inceptor Omni integrated fire-rated downlights from OVIA and cable accessories from Unicrimp were all donated for installation in the new accommodation.    

The Nightsafe charity at the heart of this special project was set up in 1990 by a group of locals to meet the growing needs of homeless young people. With the original building no longer big enough to cater for the growing demand in the area, an urgent solution was required. The transformation of the building to a purpose-built support centre and short-term accommodation will give young people a place to call home whilst they develop independent living skills.  

Billy took time out during his recent visit to film a segment for Scolmore’s YouTube channel SGTV, giving an insight into this special project. Watch his interview with Scolmore’s Ben Smith on YouTube.