A provider of accommodation and support for vulnerable young people in Liverpool and across the north is to create 100 new jobs. Tony McDonough reports
A housing organiser that provides accommodation and support for vulnerable young people in 500 homes in Liverpool and across the north is to create 100 new jobs.
Bedspace was launched in 1999 and started off providing accommodation for asylum-seekers. Since then, it has helped more than 20,000 individuals and operates across six locations in Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Hull and Sheffield.
It currently employs 193 staff and is planning a significant expansion in the next two years that will see headcount grow by 100. It says it is looking to create more support workers and senior leadership roles.
Bedspace’s recent expansion into the children’s residential sector will facilitate new room for growth for the business, as it opens its first children’s home next year and has plans for five more in the next five years. The appointment of Danny Wilson as head of children’s residential is the first of many new hires that will come with the move.
As part of the expansion, the business will bolster its property portfolio by 40% per cent in the next three years. It aims to partner with landlords in new regions and in turn creating more jobs across the country.
Nick Thornhill, managing director and co-owner at Bedspace, said: “At Bedspace we are passionate about transforming lives across the communities that we operate in. This is only made possible by our team who strive to exceed expectations every time, so we look forward to continuing to recruit more talented individuals in the coming years.
“This is an exciting time of rapid growth for Bedspace, and with enquiries for specialist housing increasing 25% in the last 12 months, our expansion comes with the ambition of helping even more young people.”
Sue Kaveney, director of people and charities at Bedspace, added: “We love what we do, and can’t wait to bring more like-minded people on board. Our current push for new recruits is just one way that we are striving for continuous improvement in everything we do and driving to create a positive difference in communities across the north.”