Telford Together Call for Help
We have 2 opportunities for you this time, one wants stuff, one wants your time. Both very good causes. If you can’t help out this time, that’s fine, maybe the next one will be right up your street.
TEL: 01952 248248
Mob: 07984 713768
Maninplace Estate Ltd
19 Tan Bank, Wellington
Telford, TF1 1HJ
Maninplace is passionate about accommodating the homeless, but in addition to offering safe and comfortable accommodation we are driven by the desire to support the most marginalised of society. We do not see Homelessness as being the end of the road, but more the start of a new life journey.
Thanks to the support of private sector landlords throughout the Telford & Wrekin borough, we provide 74 units of accommodation to those who find themselves homeless or sleeping rough on the streets. Our staff go the extra mile to welcome people into a safe and comfortable environment offering security and stability to people who often live in a chaotic lifestyle.
What they need:
They need computers: Mike Holt asks “We have been awarded a sub contract to further support vulnerable adults in the Telford and Wrekin borough, as part of the contract we have a need to provide information hubs at three of our local offices and to take on two new members of staff to offer support to our customers. Our information hubs will need an extra computer to allow our customers access to websites providing information about employment and benefit services. We also need extra computers so that our new support staff and complete the necessary administration for the case loads.
Sadly, as a non-profit organisation we do not have extra monies to fund such items and so rely on the generosity of local businesses and the general public to help us. If you know of any organisations or individuals who would consider helping us, we would be very grateful.
We need 4 desktop and 2 laptops ideally, we can collect them if necessary or they can be delivered to our office in Wellington and we need them for as soon as possible really.
If anyone wants to know more about Maninplace they can visit our website at www.maninplace.org.uk or call me on 248248.
Update Feb 2014: Sadly, Sanktuary is no more. Telford Street Pastors now operate in Wellington
Each Saturday night volunteers from across Telford come together to run a safe space for clubbers in Wellington. We offer free drinks, toast, soup, basic first aid and a listening ear from midnight to four in the morning in a warm café and on the streets we keep a watchful eye over the vulnerable, giving flip flops to girls struggling to walk in high heels, and blankets to those without coats when the temperatures drop.
What they need:
They need volunteers. Sean says “we need volunteers to join Sanktuary on at Saturday night from 11pm to 4.30am. As you are aware we look after the clubbers at Pussy cats in Wellington providing a friendly face and a night cafe serving drinks and a safe haven. If anyone is interested can they email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a Saturday night for them to come along to see what we do and if they want commit to Sanktuary.”
I have volunteered at Sanktuary, and popped along on New Years Eve to offer a bit of moral support. It’s an amazing project, you don’t need to be a Church-goer, just a willingness to help out once in a while. Go along and have a taster session and see what it’s all about. Here’s what happened when I went...