Santander give key boost to Streets2Homes

Charity / Sun 5th Nov 2017 at 04:25pm


STREETS2HOMES has received £4,444 to fund Job Club workshop sessions for their clients who are homeless or at risk of becoming so in Harlow.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Streets2Homes provides a wraparound service for those without homes or at risk of becoming homeless. The services include basic essential services such as shower facilities, clean clothes and food through to assistance securing accommodation or preventing homelessness and helping to get people back on their feet by enhancing their confidence and employability through courses, volunteer opportunities and a job club to help with CV’s, job searches and applications, mock interviews and regular access to computers.

The grant will enable Streets2Homes to continue to run the job club which helps many individuals gain confidence and skills to seek and secure employment which will help them to rebuild their lives and self-esteem. Being in paid employment also greatly enhances housing opportunities.

Kerrie Eastman, CEO at Streets2Homes said: “We are very grateful to have this much needed element of our project funded. Many of our clients do not have the confidence or motivation to seek and secure employment but with support and guidance in an environment they are comfortable and confident makes all the difference. Gaining employment gives a sense of purpose, pride in being self-sufficient and enables more choice regarding housing, often it is the only way to secure or sustain housing as many landlords will not rent to those on benefits”.

Amy Slack, Manager at the Santander Foundation said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. We are committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Streets2Homes, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

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