GrEW operate a ‘real work experience, real jobs’ programme, this includes working on real contracts to gain valuable work experience as well as training and learning new skills.

GrEW services several commercial programmes with RCT Homes, this service allows for GrEW trainees to gain work experience whilst providing a valuable service to RCT Homes. GrEW trainees have the opportunity to gain experiences whilst working with various different contractors and suppliers on a regular basis.

The type of commercial services that GrEW provide include:

  • Cleaning of communal areas in RCT Homes flats – currently 343 areas on a weekly basis
  • Grass cutting working with RCT Homes’ sheltered complexes and general needs areas
  • Void clearances and preparation, working with RCT Homes’ Housing Maintenance Unit to prepare empty properties for new tenants

GrEW values each and every success, it is not an achievement solely for the programme, but for the trainees that have worked hard to gain work experience, qualifications and the confidence to find employment.

Recycling Services

GrEW is proud to be pioneering recycling in Wales and successfully achieved the 2010 Chartered Institute of Housing Award for Increasing Environmental Sustainability.

The recycling depot at GrEW is staffed solely by volunteers and is led by a recycling supervisor, who progressed into employment from a work placement scheme. The team provide a means for uPVC window frames to be broken down and processed, mitigating its detrimental effect on the environment. 

GrEW Roses

Launched with RCT Homes in July 2012, GrEW Roses is a ladies handyperson service providing free assistance to vulnerable tenants throughout RCT.

The GrEW Roses team are able to complete small decorating and gardening works for tenants that have been referred by their Homes and Neighbourhoods Officer or Tenant Liaison Officer. The ‘Roses’ team are popular and successful and, through building relationships with tenants, are well trusted and relied upon.