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Plugging the skills gap

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:04:45

Broad St DIY team

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Perplexed by plumbing? Frustrated by flat packs? Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove is launching a new event this month to help young people learn some of the essential DIY skills they will need when they have their own property to look after.
“Essential DIY Skills for Young People” takes place on Thursday February 15, between 6pm and 8pm.

Aimed at 18 to 30-year-olds, the evening will include live practical demonstrations on how to tackle some of the most common problems that can occur in the home, such as unblocking a sink, changing a light bulb, putting fixings into plasterboard and isolating water and electrics.

The first 20 guests through the door on the night will also receive a free DIY goody bag.

The evening has been planned due to increasing evidence that DIY as an important life skill is in serious decline.

According to statistics published by MoreThan home insurance in 2016, 30 per cent of young people don’t own a tool box; one in five admits they don’t know how to change a lightbulb; and over half can’t unblock a drain.

“We believe it is vitally important that young people are equipped with the practical skills which will help them throughout life,” says Lisa Childs, a director at Broad Street DIY.

“The home can be a dangerous place if people do not understand how to properly carry out improvements or routine repairs.”

To register your free place call 01527 873555 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Above: Brian Warren, Emma Phillips, Josh Johns and Lisa Childs.

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