Local Councils and voluntary organisations to support homeless people to Live, Work and Thrive
Hastings Borough, with Rother District Council, Education Futures Trust, Fellowship of St Nicholas and Sussex Community Development Association are working together to launch an exciting new project.
The new project will help homeless people find employment and increase their chances of finding a new home.
Live, Work, Thrive will bring a fresh approach to tackling deep-rooted causes of homelessness. The project enables job coaches, and housing officers to give employment support and homelessness prevention. Often, homeless people are caught in a trap; they can't get a job because they have no home. They can't get a home because they have no job. This project helps breakdown barriers to employment that exist when people are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The funding for the project comes from three sources, Connecting Hastings and Rother Together (CHART) Community Led Local Development (CLLD) European Funds with Hastings and Rother councils also contributing.
Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council commented,
"This is a great opportunity to build on the work which is already being undertaken by local organisations to tackle homelessness and unemployment, and improve the life chances of some of the most vulnerable members of our community."
Doug Oliver, Leader of Rother District Council commented,
"The ability and skills required to gain employment are important in the efforts to reduce homelessness, Rother is glad to be working in this partnership with local organisations to assist local vulnerable people with this issue. I am very pleased to see this new project taking shape."
Homelessness is a serious concern for local communities. This project will build on existing work. It will also increase the staff that support the needs of those who are at risk of homelessness and those whose lives are already blighted by homelessness.
Find out more about the CHART programme.