Time to Change
(West Cumbria) Project CIC
Copeland and Allerdale homelessness statistics.
‘Shocking but true that there were 900 people who attended Allerdale borough council homelessness dept looking for assistance between 2011 and 2012.
In Copeland there were 1661 people asking for assistance for homelessness issues between 2011- 2013.
'Homelessness prevention’ means providing people with the ways and means to address their housing and other needs to avoid homelessness.
Hello and thank you for stopping by our website.
Time to Change (West Cumbria) Project CIC is a community interest company established by Rachel Holliday with the aim to help reduce homelessness in West Cumbria. The Project aims to provide a 24 hour direct access hostel based in West Cumbria.
There is a maximum of a 6 month stay with a strong work & community theme. We have included an example of a weekly plan on this website. The Project is completly 'dry' and staff will be on site 24/ 7.
This Project will provide residents who are homeless with not only a “bed for the night” but the essential life skills needed to enter employment and become part of our local community.
Although we do not have a property yet we are hoping it won’t be long until we do!
In the meantime, there is a lot of work to do to open this Project. All our directors are now in place. However we need volunteers, paid staff, builders, painters, plumbers, gardeners,......you name it we need it!
Specific queries about the Time to Change (West Cumbria) project please contact Rachel Holliday. For details on how you can become involved through volunteering, please contact us through the online donation form.
We fully believe this Project will not only reduce homelessness in our area, it will increase employment and bring our communities closer together. These are hard times for many of us. We live in such a beautiful place, yet poverty is rife.
We believe it is time to change our ideas of homelessness and unemployment. There is strength in numbers. Working together, sharing skills, helping others less fortunate than ourselves and then giving back to our community once we have had a helping hand. This is what Time to Change is all about.
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