• Hannah



This month, Leigh Community Trust has been awarded £63,419 from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund to aid with our COVID-19 support delivery.

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, will help us to deliver our new COVID-19 mental health provision for people living with long term illness, mental health illness and also respite sessions for households with children living with autism.

The funding will allow the Trust to radically adapt how we work during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond to provide on-going support to groups in our local community. When something affects everyone, it is invariably the most vulnerable who suffer most. To combat this the Trust will offer services such as 1-2-1 and small group befriending support, wellness checks for local families, respite sessions for families with children living with learning disabilities, support advise work for those with long term illnesses, an extension of our men only suicide prevention group sessions and support extension for young adults living with mental health in this vulnerable time through the use of technology.

Trust Programmes Director Hannah Forbes commented on the funding

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be awarded the funding, as it has meant that we can now return to work and get back to supporting our local community again. Just like everyone else the Coronavirus pandemic has had a massive effect on the Trust and it’s delivery and it is with thanks to the Government and the Coronavirus Community Support Fund that we, as of next week (3rd August), have been able to start to put this behind us and welcome the community back to the Trust and the LSV”

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