The drop-in sessions at Wesley Hall are still running every Monday, with 15-20 individuals every session. The support provided by our Homelessness and Benefits Advisor in these sessions’ ranges from council applications, weekly bidding, UC applications, blue badge applications, child maintenance service, council tax reduction and secondary school applications.
The staff members and community groups have expressed how immensely beneficial and positive these sessions have been and continue to be. Due to the hard work that has been put in to creating trusting relationship, there are now some regular clients who come down on a weekly basis. The support and advice given is proving invaluable to the surrounding families and community.
We still have sessions running on Tuesday evenings at the Freedom Project supporting young people with CV support, supported housing applications, and bidding for housing properties.
Our Homelessness and Benefits Advisor has also been busy contacting local community groups and centres with the aim of setting up fortnightly drop-in sessions within the community. The feedback on the idea has been amazing.
“I think it’s a fantastic idea. This sort of service is needed in the area”Jit: Belgrave Library Manager
We have also been working alongside our business members to collect donations for household items for our young people who will be moving into their first properties. The donated items are the first steps the young people are taking to make the property feel like home. We would like to thank CGI for their generous donation of lamps, plates, bowls and lamp shades Everards Brewery who kindly donated a large selection of glasses. We have already started to distribute some items to young people who have received them gratefully.
If you would like to donate items, or have any questions, please get in touch.