Contractors' boost for autism charity

CONTRACTORS working on Doncaster Council's decent homes scheme have done their bit to help a residential home for autistic adults.

Residents at Autism Plus in Thorne have been given a new outbuilding to keep their bins safe after workmen from Henry Boot got their tools out to help them. Previously known as Darleys Mansion, the residential house is divided into five flats and has 14 adult residents.

Dave Shiel, assistant head of residential at Autism Plus, said: "This project is a big step forward for our residents who can now easily recycle and do their bit to reduce waste going to landfill. People with autism benefit from structure so having these bins in a secure, familiar environment along with clear colour coded signage will really benefit our residents."

Henry Boot Construction has been carrying out improvement work for St Leger Homes, which manages the borough's council housing stock, on 70 of its properties in Thorne.

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