The Cathedral Archer Project

Cathedral Archer Project - Project worker salary

To fund a project worker to work with the homeless and vulnerable service users on a 1-1 basis towards a more stable lifestyle and employment opportunities.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1064818)

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

Location

Situation

The Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) helps homeless people through crisis intervention and by facilitating move on opportunities. - Crisis intervention is to re-engage homeless or vulnerably housed adults with the relevant support services. This includes providing food, hygiene facilities (shower, laundry, fresh clothes), access to medical services (nurse, dentist, podiatrist) and contact to support agencies either through Project Worker direct intervention or Project Worker support to contact agencies (drug support, housing providers, benefits advisors etc.) - Move on support involves Project Workers working alongside service users to achieve and maintain stable life patterns. This can include work in drug harm reduction groups, education groups, occupation and leisure activities, and volunteering within the CAP. - Weekly activities incorporate literacy, numeracy, harm reduction, arts and crafts, football, keep fit and gardening. Occasional activities include wildlife trust workdays, music events and cycling. - Service users can register as volunteers and undertake various occupational duties within the project. This scheme is aimed at service users who have achieved greater stability and gives the opportunity to build up patterns of responsible activity. In 2007 service user volunteers were employed as kitchen staff, project assistants (maintaining the tidiness and smooth running of project areas) and management of donated food stocks for food parcels. The end goals are for a project worker to be working with a case load of about 20 service users and moving them towards a more stable lifestyle. £25,000 includes salary, NI, pension, supervision and training costs of a project worker.

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