Merryville House

Completed: 2022
Location: Aylesbury
Region: London
Other local partners: Buckinghamshire County Council, Dulux, GAP Hire Solutions, Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, Lawsons,Youth Concern.

About the project

Project: converting an empty townhouse into a new nine-bed supported accommodation unit for Youth Concern, a charity providing support, information and guidance for vulnerable young people aged 13 – 25 years old in Aylesbury Vale. The residence is used to house young people at risk of homelessness in Aylesbury.

Volunteers: 10 young volunteers supported by Youth Concern, supported by staff volunteers from one of our key trade partners, Dulux

Skills and accreditations earned: plastering, tiling and decorating

Hear about the project here on BBC Three Counties


A great project. Brilliant building too. I love the idea of involving and teaching vocational skills to people who will also benefit from the new accommodation created once the work is done. Adam Clarke, staff volunteer, Dulux
Working with @VIYproject and @youthconcern, we provided tools to the team working on Merryville House where they have been converting a townhouse to accommodate young people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. #trustinGAP GAP Hire Solutions, Twitter