Trinity Safe Space Charity, which supports asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Halton, has been successful in gaining funding from the UK’s Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for a pilot project to improve the mental wellbeing of our beneficiaries. It began in August 2022 and will end on January 31st, 2023.
The PARTNERS Project is:
- the recruitment by the multi faith Trustees of Trinity Safe Space Charity of the equivalent of a self-employed Clinical Supervisor/Counsellor to supervise self-employed counsellors and 30+ volunteer Peer Supporters/Listening Ears and to counsel more vulnerable beneficiaries. Peer Supporters/Listening Ears are being sourced from 300+ partner organisations (public and voluntary sectors), trained in trauma-informed practice, buddied with beneficiaries, using interpreters as necessary, to provide empathetic support, accompany them to activities and improve their mental wellbeing
- the delivery of 43 hours of Cultural Awareness, 150 hours of non-accredited ESOL and 20 activities/events to reduce social isolation/enhance community cohesion for 150+ beneficiaries
- the monitoring and evaluation of the project through a strategic Steering Group
The aims of the project are:
- To improve the mental wellbeing of beneficiaries
- To reduce beneficiaries’ loneliness
- To enable beneficiaries to integrate into British Society
- To develop principles for a Faith Compact between the Government, Local Government and the Faith Sector
They still need more Peer Supporters/Listening Ears. If you would like to join them on this exciting project, please email email@example.com and ask for an application form or ring Pauline Ruth on 07967627554.