Great news from one of our supported charities.
We're pleased to announce that The Wallich has been successful in obtaining continuation funding from The National Lottery’s Community Fund and Moondance Foundation to deliver our life-changing BOSS project for a further two years.
This means we can continue to support people with offending backgrounds to overcome the barrier of a criminal record and secure employment; breaking the cycle of re-offending.
Over the last three years, the BOSS Project has helped 362 individuals secure employment by providing holistic employment-related support and one-to-one mentoring. Alongside this, there will now be an increased focus on improving the resilience and wellbeing of individuals. We will provide direct access to counselling and other therapeutic interventions, addressing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma.
In addition, it is with excitement that we can confirm that the project team will include four new peer mentors; creating opportunities for those individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system. They will use their knowledge and insight to inspire and empower others.
The BOSS project will start accepting new referrals as from January 2020 and members of the team will be reaching out to delivery partners and wider stakeholders during November and December to provide more information around referral pathways.