It is one thing to give someone three days food or even to help them to regain control of their finances, but what happens after that?
How can people break out of the wider cycle of poverty that may include gaps in education, a lack of opportunity or even a feeling of increasing desperation and loneliness?
Foodbank is by its very nature a sticking plaster simply stopping the immediate crisis. We at the Big Help Project believe we have to do more and deal with the underlying reasons as to why people are in abject poverty.
Next Steps aims to put people back in charge of their lives and to give them the resources they need to break free from poverty. It does this by working with individuals on a one-to-onto basis to support and encourage them, enabling them to return to training or employment. Specific support includes helping you write your CV, complete an application form and prepare for an interview. We may even be able to put you directly in touch with a company that is looking for people like you.
We know that jobs and education change lives. At Next Steps we are able to give intense, personalised support to get access to training and job opportunities. We are delighted to report that from July to December 2013 we supported seven people into employment and assisted two people in starting their own businesses.
If you need help or support getting back into work, education or training, or would like help to start your own business, please call 0151 546 0470 or email us on the contact us page