Reaching out in Haverhill
"Reach into the Community" helps isolated people struggling with poverty in the small Suffolk town of Haverhill and 10 miles beyond. Those in need of assistance are referred through local organisations.
Through funding from People’s Postcode Trust they were able to employ a team of three Community Outreach Advisors to visit clients and assess their need.
Advisors provide services including: debt advice, food parcels, advice on benefits, help with job searches, help with form completion and applications, signposting to other agencies for wider issues including homelessness, and legal advice.
They believe in supporting clients until they feel they are at a point where they are able to support themselves.