A HOMELESSNESS charity that helped rebuild a West Dorset shelter has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Charity CRASH has been awarded the Big Society Award.

Partners EC Harris and BAM Construction LTD recently rebuilt accommodation and community rooms for the Pilson Community.

The shelter recently unveiled its new facilities after a £1.3million makeover, as reported by the Bridport News.

Mr Cameron said: “The innovative approach CRASH takes harnesses the world-class skills and products of our construction industry to tackle the issue of homelessness.

“This Big Society Award recognises the remarkable achievements of everyone involved.”

CRASH Chief Executive Francesca Roberts added: “We are thrilled and proud that the work of CRASH has been recognised by the Prime Minister. 

“CRASH is the big society in action; the charity lies at the heart of the construction and property industry and is the conduit by which the companies and their employees can practically put something back to help communities across the UK.”