March 9 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
A programme which helps homeless people and family carers get back into work has received a £30,000 boost.
Axiom Crossroads Care has been granted £30,000 by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to fund its
Preparation into Employment programme, which will be provided across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
The programme hopes to provide homeless people, carers and former carers with training to help them find work within the health and social care sector.
As part of the charity’s submission, they compiled a short film showing the types of people the programme will help, including former servicemen who are now sleeping rough and family carers who are struggling to find work after devoting years caring for a loved one.
Alan Lewin, chief executive of Axiom Housing, said: “The award to Axiom Crossroads Care is a great boost for training, employment and care across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“Our training and development package will help create career development pathways in health and social care for people needing support to re-enter the employment market”
Dr Helen Brown, chief executive of Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, said: “For Axiom Crossroads Care as a young organisation determined to improve lives locally, an endorsement and opportunity of this kind is hugely important to us and not least to the homeless people and family carers it will help into employment.”