THE housebuilder at Hayes Village, a development on the site of the former Nestle Factory, is helping to tackle rising homelessness in London.

Barratt London is supporting Trinity, which provides supported accommodation, alongside ‘move-on’ housing for people adjusting to independent living.

On their volunteering day, Barratt technical staff repainted the communal spaces of one Trinity property in Hayes. They also gave two gardens a makeover.

Carys Hedley, head of housing at Trinity, said: “The work will help to provide safe and relaxing spaces for those in need, and will help homeless people on their journey to independent living."

Barratt London acquired the former Nestlé Factory  and is developing it into 1,386 homes, plus commercial areas and public spaces.