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Last day of voting for project that helps homeless find work in Brighton and Hove
5:30pm Wednesday 24th July 2013 in News
Voting closes today for a Sussex housing trust’s project in the National Lottery Awards.
Brighton Housing Trust’s Accommodation for Work Project provides housing and support for homeless people who want to work but are struggling with the devastating impact of homelessness.
The charity has launched a film in a bid to win the Best Voluntary Group accolade – which will be decided by a public vote.
One success story has seen Justin completely turn his life around.
From being homeless and unable to support his family, he was given numerous job placements including at the Royal Mail. The active and committed father was supported by the project to have his children visit.
The project the only one in the UK to offer a residential programme of work focused support for homeless people who are working, volunteering or pursuing training and qualifications.
The project started in 2010 and so far they have worked with 83 people to improve their skills and work experience through training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Project manager Bernadette Lynch said: “Being the only project in Sussex in the finals, the project is hoping for people to support as it would be a fantastic reward for everyone involved in the project to receive national recognition for their hard work.”
The winner will get £2,000 and will appear on BBC One’s The One Show.
If you would like to support the project then either call 0844 836 9712 or visit their website.
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