HMS offers £2.2m to Torus Foundation

Liverpool housing repairs and maintenance specialist HMS offers £2.2m to Torus Foundation to fund community projects. Tony McDonough reports

Kate Shone, Torus Foundation, left, with Paul Worthington of HMS


Housing repairs and maintenance specialist HMS is giving £2.2m to the Torus Foundation to support its community work.

HMS joined the Torus Group, a Liverpool affordable housing provider, in 2019. Since then it has reinvested over £22m back into the region’s communities via the Torus Foundation.

A charitable entity, the foundation runs numerous projects which have helped people into work, boosted their health and wellbeing, improved their digital skills, and allowed them to connect with others in their communities. Achievements include:

  • Helping more than 1,000 people into employment.
  • Supporting over 500 people into training.
  • Working with key partners to run health and wellbeing activities for more than 12,000 people.
  • Delivering more than 1,000 sessions to help 1,800 people build skills and confidence online.
  • Engaging more than 1,000 older people in wellbeing activities.
  • Unlocking more than £4 million in financial gain for over 3,000 customers through Torus Foundation’s financial services.

HMS managing director, Paul Worthington, said: “Transforming communities – physically through the works we deliver day-to-day but also through the projects we fund – has always been central to how HMS does business.

“However, against a backdrop of a national cost of living crisis and the enduring impact COVID-19 has had on our communities, our ongoing support of Torus Foundation activities has never been more vital.”

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Kate Shone, managing director of the Torus Foundation, added: “Many people living across communities right now are facing challenges like never before.

“The gift will be directly invested into four key areas; helping Torus customers make the most of their money, supporting people to build key skills and maximise opportunities in the labour market, addressing priority health and wellbeing needs, as well as our youth offer which is in high demand.”

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