Clear Futures supports long-term mentoring programmes for girls in Liverpool

Clear Futures is working with Girls Out Loud in Liverpool which is a social enterprise to deliver ‘The Big Sister mentoring programme’ over a 12-month period, running from 2024 to 2025. The programme provides life-changing mentoring support, focusing on themes such as personal identity, role models, career advice, improving confidence self-esteem self-respect and emotional resilience during their challenging teenage years.

69
hours volunteering
£5,362
Social value add
122 girls
Supported long term

Two mentors from Clear Futures strategic partners Robertson and AECOM, have volunteered to support The Big Sister Programme due to start in July 24 with girls from St Julies Catholic School in the city.

Clear Futures is committed to driving long-term social change through the work all its strategic partnerships and the aims of Girls Out Loud align perfectly with this ethos. Having someone to talk to and guide them through this frame-breaking time when their identity is taking shape, can make a huge difference to their lives in the long term.

Clear Futures Supply Chain Partner, Seddon Construction, attended the ‘Role Model Relay’ event in January 2024, which catered for up to 120 girls from St Julie’s Catholic High School in Liverpool. Inspiring female role models shared their amazing journeys and provided interaction through a structured, supportive speed mentoring format.

Watch the video below to find out more about Girls Out Loud Big Sister programme.

The Big Sister mentoring programme targets the girls who sit in the middle of the cohort and simply cruise and are in danger of becoming invisible as they are neither seriously disruptive, nor super academically gifted. They struggle to find their place and often get lost in the noise and either hide in the corner or look for validation in all the wrong places. At Girls Out Loud we understand these girls very well and believe they have the potential to be shining stars. They are the managers, leaders and entrepreneurs of the future and with some investment from a team of awesome role models to light the way they will learn to believe in themselves, find their voice, step up and shine.

Girls Out Loud

Wellsprings project ‘presents an excellent positive image of the industry’

The Bolton office refurbishment project underwent an assessor visit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), resulting in Robertson Construction North West being awarded a perfect site score.

The CCS assessor visit is conducted against the Code of Considerate Practice, comprising three categories: ‘Respect the Community’, ‘Protect the Environment’ and ‘Value their Workforce’.

Categories are scored out of 15, and of the 45 available, the team received a faultless score of 45.

Within the monitor’s report, the site was praised for presenting ‘an excellent positive image of the industry’ and for the team’s efforts in attaining spotless scores in each of the three assessed categories.

Respect the Community

The site was commended for its consideration for the local community through having regular contact with stakeholders and a social value plan that will provide benefits long after the project is complete. This includes hosting mental health talks on-site, fundraising for charities and engaging with local schools and colleges.

Protect the Environment

Utilising the Environmental Management System, the site has mitigated waste and ensured positive environmental performance of the project.

Value their Workforce

With diligent skill and safety checks, flexible individual working practices with a focus on inclusion and diversity, and excellent facilities, the assessor described ‘an excellent, well maintained and supportive workplace’.

As a responsible constructor, we ensure that the successful projects we deliver have the community, environment and our team at the fore. It is excellent that the CCS has recognised our consistent efforts and commitment of ensuring best practice. Congratulations and thank you to the Wellsprings project team.

Robertson North West Regional Managing Director Dirk Pittaway

Bolton Central Library receives award

We are delighted to announce that the Bolton Central Library received the bronze award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards in Manchester.

With its reopening in January 2024, the Library has entered a new chapter following a £4.4m transformation by Robertson Group North West on behalf of Clear Futures.

The Grade II-listed building now provides new creative and cultural spaces that modernise and adapt it to meet changing user requirements and serve the wider needs of the community.

Congratulations to all the teams involved for their contributions. It’s great to see the library being recognised on a regional level.