Published: Wednesday, 20th September 2017

The free courses are available for council tenants and leaseholders.

If you had a broken shelf would you know how to fix it? The Royal Borough of Greenwich are offering tenants and leaseholders who have ever found themselves in this situation a free and fun DIY course.

What you can learn

You can learn re-tiling, sealing around the sinks and baths, home decoration, unblocking a u-bend, and using a tool kit among other tasks. Residents will be able to undertake simple DIY projects confidently after this DIY course.

One-day and two-day DIY and decoration courses are on offer to novices with the aim of building residents' confidence in maintaining their home and carrying out basic tasks.

The courses cover topics such as plumbing, sealants and silicone, electrical safety, painting and decorating, and general health and safety. The courses will give tenants invaluable skills while also reducing the demand on Council services.

Book your place

The free DIY and decorations courses are delivered in partnership with London South East Colleges at the:

Greenwich Park Centre,
King George Street,
London SE10 8QB

Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please make sure to book in advance.

'Equip tenants and leaseholders with vital skills'

Councillor Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Housing and Anti-Poverty, who practised some repairs herself at one of the DIY sessions on Wednesday 20 September, said "These free DIY and decoration courses deliver on so many fronts.

"They equip tenants and leaseholders with vital skills which they can use at home and take to the job market, it empowers them to make the changes they want in their home without relying on Council services and it also frees up Council resources for more intensive repairs. Make sure you book a place as they will go fast."