Employment 4 All has been awarded a grant from the The Thames Valley Police Community Fund (previously called the Police Property Act Fund) to help women on our Moving On Project. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable (CC) are able to use money raised from the sale of items that come into the possession of the police where details of the owner cannot be ascertained (for example, this could be lost or stolen property) to make grants and donations to local charitable organisations and other local community groups.
Our ‘Moving on Project’ supports Women who are prison leavers, or have experience of the Criminal Justice System or at risk of offending into sustainable work. We prepare the women for employment through soft skills development to help to address the issues they face, improve their lives, reduce the likelihood of further reoffending, and combat the social exclusion many female prison leavers experience.
The money received from this grant will be used for our Moving on Project Crisis Relief Fund, which helps or clients to overcome those barriers to employment and complex needs by paying for basics such as food, travel for interviews and when clients start work, ID Documents needed to gain employment/bank accounts, care and personal hygiene packages, homeware, bedding, cooking utensils, phone credit, electricity top ups, reconditioned laptops and data for courses and training essential to gain work and receive in-work support to ensure they are sustain in employment.
We would like to thank Matthew Barber – Police & Crime Commissioner and John Campbell – Thames Valley Police Chief Constable for their support of the Moving On Project and our efforts in keeping the women we support and those in our communities safe from harm.