Support the Ancora project

Can you help people in hardship? Keyring run a project called Ancora and we have set up hubs around the local area to support people who need help and support to access the relevant services they require. We are looking to recruit volunteers to help with all aspects of the Ancora project and to supplement the work we are doing as we have only limited resources.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
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KeyRing were successful in an application to The Big Lottery Fund and a programme called ‘Help Through Crisis’. KeyRing, Christians Against Poverty and Oldham Foodbank have set up a new project to provide support to people in hardship, through both short-term and longer-term interventions, known as The Ancora Project.

The focus of the 5 year project is to resolve a crisis brought about through hardship, i.e. that the crisis has been brought about as a result of extreme poverty and therefore the person is unable to access basic needs such as food, shelter, fuel, basic health or social care and to identify the underlying causes of the hardship. We are also working in partnership with Side by Side Counselling services to provide access to counselling support.

We have spent the last few months preparing for the project to go live. We have recruited a small staff team, created systems/processes within the service, we have started to make contact with agencies who may wish to refer to the project and we have been looking at how we reach people who wouldn’t necessarily present at statutory services.

The project has 3 part time Project Workers (Daniele Cardoso, Jeanette Beblot & Barbara Stock) and a Project Manager, Suzy Pabla. The role of the project workers is to provide support via community hubs and 1:1 case work.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Friendly
Motivated
Good communicator
non judge mental
approachable
reliable

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Foodbanks, Hunger, Mental Health, Poverty
What activities will the volunteer do? Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: KeyRing Living Support Networks
Organisation Profile: KeyRing's support is based on people living in their own homes but sharing their skills and talents with each other and with their communities. We have a volunteer in each Network. The volunteer sees Members regularly and helps the group work together. The volunteer is like a good neighbour who will help out if difficulties arise. Because the volunteer lives in the community, they know what's going on and are able to help Members make links.We also have Community Support Workers and Supported Living Managers who make sure that Members get the support they need. KeyRing believes that Community Connections are very important. We encourage people to make good links in their neighbourhood. Our Members have saved lives, campaigned for street lights and run neighbourhood improvement campaigns. Our Small Sparks fund enables Members with an idea for their community to get a bit of funding to make things happen.
Charity number: 1054234