Hi everyone, we hope you're all having a lovely day! We just wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to all the businesses and organisations who have helped us by donating money and resources to our Money Management Programme this year! We have been able to help so many disadvantaged and vulnerable people thanks to all of you, and we can't tell you how grateful we all are!
Ykids and Venus have had the privilege of working in Bootle for over 10 years; delivering projects, services and activities for children, young people, families and the wider community. Together, our two charities are proposing to take on the currently closed Orrell Library building and use it as a venue to provide more services and activities in the local community.
We want to collect your opinions and feedback to see if this is something that you need and want to see in your community. Your opinion matters to us.
Today I thought I'd share with you an insight on how Jo Hughes, our Money Management Programme Worker, supports people to address their financial concerns. Over to Jo...
"I am the debt worker at Venus, offering support to women who are in debt, want advice on benefits, grants, help on household budgeting or money issues.
As you know from our previous blog posts, we successfully host social work student placements from Universities from around the region, including Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool Hope and Salford Universities. We also host high school student placements for their work experience modules through year 10 and have had students here from local schools such as the Hawthornes and Chesterfield. Throughout the last two weeks, we were happy to host Kaitlyn as our resident work experience student.