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26th Jun, 2022

How a new Wallace House service will help Evesham's young people

Rob George 17th Mar, 2022

A LEADING charity has introduced a new ‘drop in’ support service in Evesham for young people up to the age of 25 years.

The Basement Project is running the service at the Wallace House Community Centre, every Friday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Experienced support workers will be on hand to offer advice on housing problems, budgeting and debt, accessing benefits, job search and employment, mediation and relationships, drug and alcohol problems and any other issues affecting young people which may place them in a position of crisis or at risk of homelessness.

The Basement Project is working in partnership with a range of local organisations, including Worcestershire County Council, housing associations, youth clubs, mental health professionals and social workers.

This means staff are well placed to introduce young people to specific organisations that can provide further assistance, hence widening the scope of specialist support available.

Jerry Robinson, CEO at the Basement Project, said: “We have been providing support for young people in North Worcestershire for over 20-years and are delighted to now further our reach into South Worcestershire.

“Early intervention can make a huge difference in creating a foundation for independence for young people.

“Our work is pivotal – helping to change lives for the better and for the long term.”

He added: “Collectively our support staff have over 100 years’ experience of working with young people. They are well placed to offer the advice and practical help needed to help people overcome the challenges they are experiencing.”

If you would like to pre-book an appointment, which is recommended, call Zoe on 07736 934452, or e-mail zoe.burford@basementproject.org.uk. Non-booked ‘drop ins’ are also welcome.

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