The Mayor of Wellington’s Charities 2019/2020
The Mayor of Wellington, Councillor Anthony Lowe, will be holding a variety of fundraising events in support of his chosen Charities:
Maninplace is committed to working with the marginalised of our society who are deprived of their basic right to have a home. They work to break down the barriers that prevent non-statutory homeless people from accessing accommodation and assist them to access permanent accommodation, support services and employment.
Many of those who present as homeless may have alcohol, drugs or mental ill health issues and generally poor health that become exasperated by their homelessness. For some, the experience of homelessness is not a new one, many have been without accommodation for a number of years. They have felt marginalised and are not cared for on the whole by existing care and support services.
The experience of homelessness affects individuals in different ways; many survive by excessive alcohol consumption, others by criminal activities, drug addiction and most experience declining health.
Many are dependent on Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for their source of income often unable to work due to the impact their homelessness has on them. They have been used to surviving by living in cars, sheds, tents and hedge rows, many smoke, drink alcohol excessively and eat scraps, instant food that lacks proper protein and falls short of a balanced nutritious diet. Survival often being their paramount challenge each day, this obscures other important requirements made upon them. This has long term health implications.
Having established the need, Maninplace has placed itself in “the gap” to provide accessible temporary accommodation to assist people who are living chaotic life styles on the streets. Parallel to the accommodation, Maninplace offers its service users floating and accommodation based support through the “Thrive” partnership.
For more information please visit the website: http://maninplace.org.uk
Strickland House – Recovery through discovery
Telford Aftercare Team (TACT) at Strickland House in Wellington which is a centre of recovery from alcohol and drug dependency offering structured daily activities
Both these organisations have been set up to help the most vulnerable in our Town and in our part of Shropshire.
For more information please visit the website: http://www.tacteam.org.uk/
Tel: 01952 899204
If you would like to make a donation, please send it to:
Communications & Events Manager
Wellington Town Council
Telford, TF1 1LX.
All cheques should be made payable to: Wellington Town Council.