A north-Northamptonshire charity says it will be able to expand its team and make an even bigger impact on the lives of vulnerable adults thanks to a £500,000 grant from the National Lottery.
Teamwork Trust – a Northamptonshire charity which supports adults with mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities – celebrated the massive boost during a special event on Thursday, September 20.
During the celebration – which took place simultaneously across the charity’s three centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough – staff, trustees, volunteers, members, local dignitaries and Teamwork Trust supporters learned how the three-year funding boost will enable Teamwork Trust to begin its exciting ‘Making a Service User Strategy a Reality’ project.
John Bruce, strategic director Teamwork Trust said: “We have huge plans for how the National Lottery funding will be used to help us support some of the county’s most vulnerable adults even more effectively.
“Some of the funding will be used to develop better processes for our service-users to participate in the future planning of our services, and enable us to create new and improved pathways for individuals to progress into employment or education to become valued members of society.
“Our plans to grow our workforce is key, and will result in greater partnership working and better choice for those with mental health challenges, learning difficulties, physical and sensory disabilities in the community too.”
Teamwork Trust has made incredible progress over the last 18 months as it pioneers new ways for local charities to provide social care services – winning awards and recognition on a local and national level.
John added: “It has been quite a year for Teamwork Trust, we are seeing rapid growth as a charity and our approaches are continually recognised by key organisations and political influencers, despite operating at a time when the traditional funding streams we rely on are at their most vulnerable.
“A society is judged on how it cares for its most vulnerable, so as a charity that provides vital social care services, we are mindful to improve the rights of those who are vulnerable in our communities.
The National Lottery boost means we will be able to do more positive things to make our voice heard in relation to upcoming government proposals, to change the lives of more people for the better.