Residents in Foxhole can learn new skills and get a helping hand into employment thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.
A weekly work hub at the Crafty Fox Café ‘N’ Hub, in Foxhole Road, Paignton has already helped dozens of people access jobs, training and work experience.
The Crafty Fox, which was established last year with support from Sanctuary, Torbay Community Development Trust and People’s Health Trust, is a volunteer-run community café and hub aimed at reducing social isolation and boosting services for local people.
The work hub takes place every Thursday between 9.30am and 12.30pm and offers people aged 18+ tailored, individual support to build their skills and access work and volunteering opportunities.
Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, said: “Sanctuary is committed to supporting residents in developing skills and accessing opportunities to help them into employment.
“The work hub is a fantastic community-led project in Foxhole and we would encourage anyone in need of a helping hand into work to pop along and find out more about the support available.”
The Crafty Fox also offers advice surgeries on welfare benefits and finances, craft clubs and a café for residents to meet and chat.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.