A new scheme set up to support anyone at risk from social exclusion is launching on Monday, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
New Horizons will tackle the root causes of poverty and support those needing the most help to gain employment.
In Lynn, this will be delivered by Broadland Housing, from both its office in Pleasant Court, Hospital Walk and via outreach sessions around the community. Each person will receive tailored coaching on their finances, employability and IT skills.
Through one-to-one coaching sessions, which will include 20 hours per individual, the scheme will aim to build participants’ long-term financial stability. Each person will receive tailored coaching on their finances, employability and IT skills.
The project will be led by housing association CHS Group, in partnership with eight other partners across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership area, so that it reaches all of its region.
The partners are: Axiom Housing, Broadland Housing, Cross Keys Homes, Centre 33, Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureaux, Papworth Trust and Rural Cambridgeshire Citizens Advice Bureau.
Ivan Johnson, executive frontline director at Broadland Housing Group, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with partners from a variety of groups and agencies to help transform the lives of local people who are most at risk of social exclusion.
“By working as a dedicated partnership we will be in a stronger position to help shape the services available.
“This exciting initiative will focus on increasing inclusion through financial, digital and employability support.
“Our shared aim is to reduce isolation in rural areas, improve overall health and wellbeing and to increase the aspirations of young people living in the area.”
Andrew Church, head of community investment at CHS Group, said: “At a time when there are so many changes, including cuts to services, we’re aiming to enable people get back on their feet and plan for the future.”
People can register for support from the project, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.