September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove group aims to keep The Basement going

Bromsgrove group aims to keep The Basement going Bromsgrove group aims to keep The Basement going
Updated: 10:44 am, May 07, 2015

A GROUP of Bromsgrove entrepreneurs are helping to secure the future of the North Worcestershire Basement Project which helps those who are homeless or facing homelessness.

The Bromsgrove 4N evening group, which holds fortnighty networking meetings at the town’s Ladybird Inn, has nominated The Basement as its official charity for the next 12 months

John Moody, leader of the group, said the decision to support the cause was unanimous.

“We looked at several charities, but the Basement Project really stood out to us.

“Jackie Hooper, the project’s operations manager visited our group and it is clear that fantastic work is being carried out for young people.

“They are individuals who, for all sorts of reasons, have found themselves down on their luck right now.

“However, with the right kind of support they can get back on their feet and back in the workplace.

“Who knows, we might one day be welcoming some of them to 4N business networking meetings.

“Let’s help homeless young people become entrepreneurs of the future.” he said.

The Basement Project provides a drop-in centre for homeless and potentially homeless young people in North Worcestershire.

Based in Hannover Street, it is staffed by full-time qualified youth workers with support from a team of trained volunteers.

Young people can call in at any time and receive support with a wide range of issues including money, health, unemployment, benefits, and alcohol and drug abuse.

In addition, the youth workers act as an advocate for people who are trying to secure accommodation or prevent an eviction. Emergency food and toiletry parcels are available and visitors can enjoy a meal and even a hot shower and do their washing.

Visit www.bromsgrovebasementproject.org.uk for more on the Basement Project.

For more on 4N, which offers business owners a platform to showcase what they do, visit www.4networking.biz or call John Moody on 07943 583963.

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