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Foxton Centre will be Making Every Adult Matter with new contract

Posted on - 23rd April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Foxton Centre

The Foxton Centre is advertising for two new employees after winning a contract for a brand-new service.

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The centre will deliver the Preston pilot for Making Every Adult Matter, a scheme designed to help people facing multiple problems including homelessness, substance abuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health.

The newly created vacancies are for two Pathway Co-ordinators. The closing date for applications is 27 April, and you can find out more on the Foxton’s jobs page.

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The Foxton has also been re-contracted to deliver the Enabling Centre and Assertive Outreach Service for another year. This allows a team to take to the streets on a weekly basis to monitor patterns and levels of people sleeping rough in Preston, and encourage rough sleepers to engage with support services.

The Foxton Centre's Assertive Outreach monitors rough sleeping patterns. Pic: The Foxton Centre
The Foxton Centre’s Assertive Outreach monitors rough sleeping patterns. Pic: The Foxton Centre

Meanwhile, the youth support arm of the Foxton, Youthlink, has an exciting time ahead after receiving bumper funding.

Last year’s Children In Need award was twice the amount received previously, and a recent crowdfunding effort that raised £9,500 will be doubled through Comic Relief match-funding.

Read more: Foxton Centre wins funding from BBC Children in Need

The main focus will be on transforming Smiths recreational ground in Frenchwood into an exciting place for kids to have fun and be active. Bug hotels, wildlife and a compost heap will all feature, as will an outdoor kitchen including a barbecue, pizza oven and tandoori oven.

What do you think of the work the Foxton does in Preston? Let us know in the comments below.

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