Kettering organisations to provide support to borough’s youngsters and families

The William Knibb Centre in Kettering
The William Knibb Centre in Kettering

A group of organisations have won a county council contract to deliver support to youngsters and families in Kettering borough.

The group, Kettering Together, were led by Youth Works CIC. Along with Homestart, Kettering Youth Information, Groundwork North Northants and Wellingborough and East Northants Women’s Aid, they will be delivering youth projects, interventions for families and support to domestic abuse victims.

The contract runs for four years and will help secure local services which have long histories of working in the community.

Diane Wright, Vice Principal of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School and Chair of KFed, said she was pleased to hear the news.

She added: “We are thrilled that Youth Works will be able to continue engaging and making a real difference for the individuals, schools and groups that they currently work with including ourselves.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Youth Works who help us to deliver high-quality events for the young people in our area.”

Director of Youth Works CIC, Cindy Wrighting, said: “We are so pleased at the news that we have secured the Supporting Services contract. This will mean that we can continue our work in and around Kettering supporting children, young people and their families most in need of help and support.

“As a group of organisations, we have great links across the local community which will help in keeping people that use the services at the very centre of what we do.

“We are looking forward to working with the county council in making sure that we provide quality services at the best value to the people who most need them.”