British Gypsum features in The Russell Howard Hour tv show

Gypsum building products supplier British Gypsum featured in the ‘good deeds’ segment of The Russell Howard Hour TV show, following work it has done to support Naima Ben-Moussa, qualified plasterer and founder of the charity Rebuilding Lives UK.

The show, which aired on Thursday 7th October 2021, shared footage filmed at British Gypsum’s headquarters of Ben-Moussa talking to service innovation director, Gareth Dunn about the work she does to help domestic abuse survivors rebuild their lives, and the bespoke course that British Gypsum has set up to help survivors maintain their homes.

Peter Baum Training Partnerships Manager at British Gypsum Naima Ben Moussa Gareth Dunn Service Innovation Director at British Gypsum

The bespoke patch and repair course is aimed at survivors of domestic abuse and has been designed to suit the needs of individuals and provide them with the skills needed to maintain their own space. The course is completely flexible and provides attendees with more information about careers in construction and the interview skills needed to get a job in the industry, should they ask for that.

In addition to the course, British Gypsum has given Ben-Moussa, who also runs The Lady in Red Plastering Service, access to all of its courses to broaden and develop her own skills. Whenever she needs to take time away to focus on the charity, she can make use of the academy, enabling her to work and practice in a safe space.

Dunn said: “We are delighted to have been showcased on The Russell Howard Hour for the work that we are doing to support Naima and the lives of those affected by domestic abuse.

“We are proud to have worked closely with Naima to develop a bespoke course designed specifically for those affected by domestic abuse, and give them the skills needed to maintain their homes. If attendees come away with an interest in making construction their career, this is a huge benefit for the industry as a whole, so we’d be pleased to be at the beginning of that journey.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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