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South Wye mentoring project celebrates first birthday
7:00am Sunday 10th February 2013 in News
HEREFORD’S Newton Farm Community Association mentoring project has celebrated its first birthday.
The past 12 months have seen the Moving Forward programme pair individuals with a mentor in a search for work.
Centre visitors have also been given help with CV writing, job interview techniques and internet access.
Dawn Killeen, a community development worker, said the £10,400 grant from the European Social Fund has now run out.
But as the mentoring scheme was so successful, the group hopes to find further financial support to continue the project.
She said: “We receive no statutory funding and rely on grants and community fundraising, but we offer so much. Thanks to the Moving Forward project, four people out of the 13 who applied have found and are still in work.
“There is a particular need in this area for that kind of help. It is costly and time-consuming running the service but we think people need to be treated as individuals, as everyone has a different set of skills and abilities – they are not just numbers to us.”
For more information on the Association and the services it provides, call 01432 279116.