Government funding has been awarded to Crawley Borough Council to support four new health and wellbeing services for Bewbush, Broadfield and Langley Green.
The council has invested eighty thousand pounds of reward money with local organisations for new services for parenting, heath inequalities and financial inclusion in these areas.
These new services include the Crawley Families Project, IMPACT Tasty Neighbourhood Watch programme, Crawley Talks Money and Get Started with Cooking.
Sussex Central YMCA recently merged with Horsham and Crawley Counselling Service which has been commissioned to deliver a new parenting intervention service for Crawley called the Crawley Families Project. This service will offer intensive and tailored intervention support to ‘new parents to be’ who have previously themselves experienced neglect or abuse. In addition to this work, it will be delivering a series of parenting courses for families with children aged eight to 11 years old.
IMPACT Foundation was successful in securing funding to deliver the IMPACT Tasty Neighbourhood Health Watch programme, a healthy cook and eat project. The IMPACT Tasty Team will deliver a variety of programmes to help, encourage and raise awareness of the importance of eating a well balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and knowing how to cook from scratch or on a budget.
Central Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau has been commissioned to delivering a light touch money advice service known as Crawley Talks Money. In addition to directly supporting local residents in Bewbush, Broadfield and Langley Green in managing their finances, the project aims to improve access to debt advice by training frontline workers and key members within the community to spot problems early on and refer those greatest in need of money advice for further help.
Also, The Prince’s Trust has secured funding to deliver Get Started with Cooking, an engagement programme for young people aged between 16 and 25 who are not in education or employment. The course focuses on developing skills and knowledge within the catering sector and includes a Food Hygiene Certificate. Following the programme, the young people will be offered 3 months of one to one progression support to get back into education, training or employment.
Councillor Nigel Boxall, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement at Crawley Borough Council said:
“I am delighted that the council has managed to secure the funding for such worthwhile services for Broadfield, Bewbush and Langley Green.
“This is a great opportunity for local groups and organisations to work with us and help to address some of the challenges faced by people living in the town’s more deprived areas.
“All of these projects are set to help many families and individuals live a happier and healthier life.”
• To find out more about the outcome 22 grants please visit www.crawley.gov.uk/outcome22
• To find out more about the Crawley Families Project, contact Elizabeth O’Shea on 01403 217900 or 07557855733
• For more details on IMPACT Tasty Neighbourhood Watch Programme, call Lucinda or Elisabeth on 01444 457080.
• If you would like more information on Crawley Talks Money, please call Julian Paszkiewicz on 01293 657100.
• If you are interested in Get Started with Cooking, please call please call Jo Tolley on 01273 221477 or email Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org