Housing specialist to create jobs with children’s residential expansion

Danny Wilson

Housing organisation Bedspace, which provides accommodation and support for vulnerable people, has created 12 jobs after opening its first children’s home in Staffordshire.

The limited company has already assembled a senior leadership team for its expansion into the children’s residential sector. This includes the appointment of a head of children’s residential, children’s home manger and children’s home deputy manager.

It is now looking for support workers to staff the children’s home.

With a goal of opening five children’s home in five years, Bedspace’s second home is set to begin operating at the end of 2022, with a third planned to follow shortly after.

The new hires are part of Bedspace’s wider pledge to take on 100 staff across the UK in the next two years.

Bedspace is also set to bolster its property portfolio of 500 homes by 40% in the next three years.

Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace, said: “I’m privileged to already be working with such a fantastic team, with our senior team members in Staffordshire truly committed to making our first children’s home a wonderful place for children to develop into adulthood and independence. Bringing on more like-minded, passionate individuals to the team will help us provide the best possible support for the children in our care.”

Nick Thornhill, managing director and co-owner of Bedspace, said: “I’m proud that our growth is not only allowing us to support more vulnerable people, but also enabling us to create more jobs within the communities we operate in. It is a transformational time for Bedspace, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more people to the team.”

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