We have secured £181,000 of National Lottery Community grant funding to provide in depth support to those people who need it most.
The funding will allow for two support workers to provide one on one support not only to our residents, but also to the wider community, helping people into work or more secure and regular employment.
The programme, called Support Plus, will launch in October, and will be open to those in zero hours or part time employment, the unemployed or those economically inactive. It will assist them across a range of life skills including, debt management and budgeting, getting online, getting into work or training and accessing support for their mental health. It will also help people with cooking on a budget, so bringing benefits to the whole family.
The project will utilise all the resources that we have within our business as well as working with partner organisations to widen the type support available.
Our Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said of the grant: “This is fantastic news and this money will enable us to give the specialised and in depth support so many people need right now. The cost of living crisis continues to affect people deeply, and any support we can give to people personally tailored to manage their money, and secure a better future through employment will be of immense help. We want to be able to help people to build their skill set in order for them to be able to help themselves, and training in for example getting online and cooking on a budget will be a great step on that road. I’m looking forward to welcoming our two new colleagues to lead this project and our first programme participants in October.”