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3 January, 2024
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Your Place wins People Powered Places award

We have won a People Powered Places award!

We are delighted to announce that Your Place have been awarded a People Powered Places grant of £20,000 from the London Borough of Newham. This has been possible due to the support and public votes of you, our local community, and will support our work with people with experience of homelessness in the borough to access education and employment opportunities.

Over 10,000 Newham residents took part in the voting process, which asked how £1.68 million of funding should be allocated in the local area, so we’re so pleased to have received so much support.

We recently spoke with David, our Community Partnerships Manager, about the importance of our work to help people move on from homelessness: “Our initial assessment helps identify how the individual wants to move forward, which is important. We do things at their pace, and each person will progress through different pathways.” You can read more from David here.

We look forward to continuing our work to help Your Place residents access employment and social networks in the community as they move on from homelessness.

Last year, we supported 37 individuals to secure employment and a further 39 to sustain employment. One of our residents, Halima, said of the support she received: “I started a bakery course with the help of Your Place. Cooking is my passion, and I love nothing more than creating delicious treats in the kitchen. After I finish my course, I hope to start my own bakery business.”

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