We created a free resource assisting families in identifying possible extra funding (grants for Equipment, Essential items, Educational aids, Day trips or short breaks) to help with the extra costs associated with having a disabled child. We are now receiving 2 or 3 requests every day from families asking for help with making applications either for specific grants or with help with DLA and PIP’s. We want to set aside 1 day a week of time for our workers to sit alongside each family to help them secure the extra money needed. Our success to date with applications is 95%
Our evidence reveals that levels of financial capability in the UK are low. Therefore, by providing enhanced financial capability skills, awareness of energy efficiency, housing rights/responsibilities and tips on tackling the cost-of-living issues, we aim to prevent people from getting into debt and improve their mental health.
Funding will help develop free easy-read resources, available in printed and online versions, that everyone can use. We also aim to deliver free workshops for 6 organisations working with disadvantaged groups. Easy-to-digest sessions within these workshops will especially target young people and individuals with learning disabilities or English as an additional language.
6 core activities – open to everyone, participants can join weekly workshops to address any of the challenges they face during the cost of living crisis.
Parental Support (Messy Munchkins sessions)
Employment & Careers Advice
Driven by participant input, we will have an adaptable delivery. We have our own premises but also use community facilities to ensure accessibility across Plymouth.
Delivering for over 10 years, with a proven track record. We have a strong membership and following. Workshops have recently finished through cessation of funding. We have a list of EOI’s which shows the ongoing need.
Improving wellbeing and enabling people experiencing homelessness to reach their full potential and thrive.
Homelessness is a devastating, isolating, lonely experience linked to physical and mental ill-health, poverty and occupational deprivation. Building upon grassroots efforts, user feedback and participatory research, this project will be managed by Plymouth Soup Run in partnership with Plymouth Alliance members, Plymouth Access to Housing (Path) and Shekinah, plus the Health Inclusion Pathway Plymouth (HIPP). It will target people who are homeless or in transition, (e.g. from rough sleeping into accommodation, from addiction to recovery, from hospital admission and treatment to discharge), providing personalised support to tackle economic and practical obstacles to leading healthy, meaningful lives, and building sustainable futures.