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Council funding to support community outreach service

Published Friday, 02 August 2019

A local organisation, which offers support to young people who have experienced trauma, has received funding from the Borough Council of Wellingborough to provide services within the community.

Assist Trauma Care is a registered charity based with Northamptonshire and offers assistance, support and self-help for adults, children and families who have experienced a significant trauma and guides them to recovery.

Wellingborough Council has supported the organisation with a grant that will enable Assist Trauma Care to send a team out into the community once a fortnight over a six month period. The team will engage with the public about the support that they provide, and will help to fund vehicle costs, travel costs and volunteers allowing an average of 40 outreach sessions per month.

Barbara Goodfellow, Assist Clinical Director at GYM Intervention, said: “As an organisation that has worked closely with the community in the Wellingborough region over the past three years, we are very pleased that our efforts have been recognised and we look forward to engaging with the young people and bringing our youth bus to continue our work supporting this area in their journey to becoming stronger and more positive in their outlook”.

Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, said: “We are committed to supporting local organisations and community groups, and we’re delighted to be able to provide funding towards such a fantastic cause.

“Assist Trauma Care provides a valuable service to the local community and specialist support for people going through a particularly difficult time. I hope that residents are able to benefit from this outreach provision during a time of need.”

Assist Trauma Care will be at the Beach event, Market Square, on Thursday 15 August from 10am – 4pm.

For more information about Assist Trauma Care, visit: www.assisttraumacare.org.uk