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    Sanctuary Housing has donated funding to help Banbury residents with mental health problems receive extra help with getting back into work. Piggy Bank 1

    The housing provider has given £20,000 in funding to support the charity RESTORE who are going to use the grant to recruit and train 20 new volunteer coaches in the Cherwell District over the following two years.

    RESTORE provides a range of mental health support services which will be available to residents. They range from coaching and help with recovery through to gardening and carpentry, reports 24dash.

    The coaches will deliver one-to-one support to those with mental health issues and help them set and achieve their own work-related goals and help them get back into employment.

    The funding has come via Sanctuary’s Cherish Cherwell Fund which offers grants in support of activities that will make a difference to people’s lives.

    Gemma Humphrey, Head of External Relations at RESTORE, said: “We are committed to providing support to so many people across the county and with this funding we will be able to train more volunteer coaches, allowing us to reach more of the local community. It is important for those with mental health problems to have opportunities such as coaching to get them back into work and to help them regain their confidence.”

    Harjinder Lota, Sanctuary Housing’s head of local partnerships, added: “We are very much looking forward to working with RESTORE over the next couple of years and encourage those in the local area with mental health problems to recognise the value of the support being offered to them. RESTORE offers residents so many opportunities that will aid their recovery and see them go forward with their lives.”

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    March 14, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Funding

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