Our Lottery Success
We are delighted to announce that the Seedley and Langworthy Trust have been awarded a total of just under £390,000 by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme to empower local residents.
Through the project, the Trust will be able to offer an open door Information, Advice and Guidance Service tailored to each client’s specific needs. The project will empower residents to tackle a wide range of issues including local environmental concerns, financial exclusion and debt, welfare rights, housing issues and homelessness. The project will provide resources aimed towards increasing opportunities for residents to access employment and training opportunities.
As well as delivering the project through our shop premises on Langworthy Road, we will provide a holistic outreach service aimed towards supporting the most vulnerable and isolated residents.
In addition to the above, the project will work with local voluntary and community groups such as local resident associations and community based support groups to improve community cohesion and increase opportunities for social interaction. The Trust will help new groups to set up and become established, whilst also continuing to provide support for existing groups. Part of this ambitious work programme will be the recruitment of many local volunteers. These will enable many projects to take place which will enrich the lives of local residents in many ways, such as through community clean-ups and through the setting up of a volunteer skills bank.
A big ‘Thank You’ and Thumbs up to Lorna Leaston and Louise Ferguson who worked tirelessly on the application and well done to everybody who supported our application.
Meet the Team
Lorna Leaston, General Manager
Lorna is the project manager and she will design and develop an effective strategic work programme for the duration of the project. Lorna will be responsible for ensuring a very high quality service is offered, tailored and adapted to meet beneficiaries’ needs
Email: email@example.com , Mobile: 07771 520 666
Louise Ferguson, Advocacy Officer
Louise will work at the Resource Centre every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Louise will provide an advocacy, information, advice and guidance service to a large client base tailored around each individual’s specific needs. This advocacy service will empower residents to tackle a wide range of issues including local environmental concerns, financial exclusion and debt, welfare rights, housing issues and homelessness.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 0161 737 9918
Margery Robson, Advocacy Officer
Margery will work at the Resource Centre every Monday and Tuesday. Margery will provide an advocacy, information, advice and guidance service to a large client base tailored around each individual’s specific needs. This advocacy service will empower residents to tackle a wide range of issues including local environmental concerns, financial exclusion and debt, welfare rights, housing issues and homelessness.
Email: email@example.com, Tel: 0161 737 9918
Joyce Fitzpatrick, Residents Participation Officer
Joyce will continue to support the formation of new voluntary and community groups (such as local residents associations and community based support groups), whilst also providing support for already established groups.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 07908 055 619
Joan Kwok, Finance Officer
Joan will be responsible for managing all aspects of the projects accounts and finances. Joan is accountable for the budget and overall financial management of the project.
Email: email@example.com, Tel: 0161 737 9918
Meral Mercan-Darby, Outreach Development Officer
Meral will work in the community to offer a signposting service aimed at supporting the wider community. Meral will raise awareness of the services available, as well as offering support to community groups and residents associations.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 07979 073 497
Linda Robson, Employment Advice and Guidance Officer
Linda is employed on the project on a part time basis. Linda’s work is focused around increasing training and employment opportunities for residents to access. Linda will work with employers and training providers to help develop new training and job opportunities for local people. Help will include CV writing, job searching, confidence building and interviewing techniques. This element of the programme will enable local residents to achieve relevant progression routes to meet their own ambitions and aspirations.
Email: email@example.com, Mobile: 07534 969 007
SALT will continue to support the formation of new voluntary and community groups (such as local residents associations and community based support groups), whilst also providing support for already established groups. This will help to improve community cohesion and increase opportunities for social interaction. SALT is working towards setting up a volunteer skills bank which will enable many community based projects to take place (such as community clean-ups etc).
SALT will also be responsible for recruiting and mobilising local volunteers for these projects and enabling and encouraging local people to become more involved in decisions made about the area. SALT will be raising awareness of local governance opportunities available for local people to access; such as positions on the Langworthy Cornerstone Association Board, Governorship of the local Primary Care Trust, active resident panel membership of local socially registered landlords and local school governor positions.A regular drop-in job shop will be arranged for residents to access every Thursday morning (9-11am) at the Langworthy Cornerstone in the IT Suite. This will provide excellent opportunities to meet people in similar situations, whilst also gaining the support of qualified specialists.Please contact us to arrange an appointment with a member of the team or visit us at: Seedley & Langworthy Trust, 191 Langworthy Road, Salford, M6 5PW
Tel: 0161 737 9918, Fax: 0161 745 7666, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org