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First Steps New Forest (360G-QuartetCF-A463692)

For the First Steps New Forest project, providing sessions where members of the local Gypsy Traveller community can attend, seeking advice and support regarding financial capability matters.


03 Jan 2018

Grant details
Amount Applied For 5000
Amount Awarded 5000
Award Date 2018-01-03T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01022996
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name New Forest 016C
Grant Programme: Code WessexWaterMM-2017
Grant Programme: Title Wessex Water Money Matters
Impact Category Advance people's physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
Last Modified 2018-02-07T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 11
Planned Dates: End Date 2018-12-31T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group All Ages
Primary beneficiary Black, Asian and minority ethnic
Primary ethnicity White
Primary issue Poverty and disadvantage
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1037064
Recipient Org: Description We are the only organisation supporting individuals from the settled Gypsy and Traveller community locally. With two Community Workers assist individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health issues, to access a range of services, such as local colleges, housing advisors, community dentist and health services. Within the settled Gypsy and Traveller community there are high levels of illiteracy and a disproportionate number of people with learning disabilities and with physical disabilities. This community in the New Forest is severely disadvantaged in comparison to other Hampshire residents as a result of social isolation, discrimination, the geography of the New Forest and the transport costs required in accessing mainstream services. With twenty years experience, our organisation is in the unique position of being trusted by community members. The work we undertake improves self esteem, access to mainstream services and the take up of benefits and health services of community members. We have around 170 clients on our database. First Steps help the community to embrace and be proud of their Romany Gypsy heritage, helping them explore their culture and heritage by accessing events, films and plays.
Recipient Org: Web Address
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