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Help to move on

It has been shown that people are less likely to return to the streets if they are engaged in education, training or work (paid or unpaid). We do not want people to become dependent on our Centre, so when they are ready we will help them to re-intergrate in the community.

In 2006/7 36 former rough sleepers took up employment, education, training, voluntary work or postive recreational activities in the community as part of our Moving On Programme.

This project includes a Supported Employment Project which enabled 18 people to sustain part time employment over the year.

In January 2001 we started a project providing supported volunteering in the centre to give people who use the centre, who have a history of rough sleeping, the opportunty to try volunteering in a supportive environment which they are familiar with. In 2006/7 36 people joined our Supported Volunteering Programme and did regular work at the Centre. 86% worked for and were awarded a nationally recognised qualification and 44% moved on to education, training, employment or voluntary work in the communtiy.

In 2006 we set up Phoenix Landscapes – a social enterprise providing gardening training. You can read more about it by downloading this report or looking at the website.

Microsoft Word Document report-3 (21kB)

Phoenix landscapes
Here is the link to our gardening website.

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