Alongside our core accommodation services, we are also delivering a range of projects to break the cycle of homelessness
Action Trust is a social enterprise that supports Action Homeless by providing professional cleaning and gardening services to local companies, charities and homeowners in Leicester and Leicestershire. Action Trust offers supervised training and work placements to people who have experienced homelessness and are usually long-term unemployed.
Building Blocks is a BBC Children in Need funded Action Homeless project for very young children affected by homelessness. It offers play groups, family trips and parenting support for families with young children who have been affected by homelessness. Play sessions take place within Action Homeless’ family refuge and support children who’ve experienced homelessness, trauma and unsettled housing situations.
Action Homeless partner with MoneyWise Plus, a project aimed at improving the ongoing digital and financial competence of people living within Leicester and Leicestershire, supporting them to move towards employment, job search, education or training.
The project is lead by Reaching People, a consortium of voluntary and third sector organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire, and is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. MoneyWise Plus works with clients to:
Increase financial confidence
- Save money on bills through utility switching
- Manage personal finances, including budgeting
- Pay bills as well as manage money and benefits online
Increase digital confidence
- Learn how to access the internet safely
- Use the internet for job searching, managing bills and shopping
- Use email and access social media
Increase confidence, progress in life and meet new people
- Develop volunteering and mentoring skills
- Research and find opportunities for education and training
- Help prepare and apply for paid work
Read more about the partnership here.
If you have experienced homelessness and would like to receive further support, please contact one of our Moneywise Plus Advisors:
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