A clean future for North Somerset
By Alliance Homes | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 16:10
Dr Liam Fox popped in to Alliance Homes' office to celebrate the launch of their revolutionary new car cleaning service, which they are rolling out across Bristol and North Somerset in partnership with Pluss.
Dr Liam Fox with the Future Clean valets and Alliance Homes staff celebrate the launch.
Future Clean is the latest initiative for Alliance Homes and supports people with disabilities and other disadvantages to find employment and training.
The environmentally friendly car cleaning service uses less than a cup of rainwater to clean cars and all products used are completely biodegradable.
Recruitment for the Future Clean valets, Martyn Cowd and Stephen Nicholls, was done through the Career Transition Partnership (part of the Ministry of Defence), the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) and through westonworks in Weston-super-Mare. Martyn was injured whilst serving in Afghanistan and Stephen lost his eyesight but following a cornea transplant was able to see again and wanted to return to work.
Dr Liam Fox said of the initiative: "This is a wonderful opportunity for people who might otherwise have been excluded from the world of work. It means so much to them and their families, and brings great benefits to the wider community. It's a 'win-win' for everyone and I wish Alliance Homes every success."
Initially Future Clean will be based at the Alliance Homes office in Portishead. The social enterprise is working closely with local Councils and businesses to identify more sites in Bristol and North Somerset. For more information about Future Clean, contact Alliance Homes on 03000 120 120 or email@example.com.