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17 May 2017

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner gives a funding boost to hvoss project


No Wrong Door, a hvoss project, has successfully bid for a second round of funding to provide a single access point and contact point for young people between the ages of 11 to 25 to access information support and guidance.

Based in Blackfriars Street at the Robert Owen Academy the project brings together a range of specialist partner agencies and provides support on topics ranging from life skills, education, stress and anxiety, and sexual health and relationships, drug and alcohol cessation, housing advice, CV writing & careers signposting. Partner agencies and organisations from both voluntary and statutory sectors work in collaboration with the project. Agencies include Addaction, CLD Youth Counselling Trust, The Courtyard, Herefordshire Council; Community Cohesion, Herefordshire Health Trust, County Training, Talent Match, Hereford Drift Trikes, National Citizenship Service, SHYPP, Local Policing Team are working together to respond to the needs of young people accessing the services.

The successful pilot project is moving into a second phase to establish the network of agencies with a transition in to mainstream service delivery. The project funded is by the Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion.

John Campion said “I am very pleased to support this project and help put young people on the right path by providing them with the guidance they need. I have made this age range a priority as I believe it is vital that they have the direction they need in order to succeed in life, ultimately preventing them from possibly being drawn into the cycle of offending.”

Gareth Blackett, hvoss Director of Operations said “hvoss is very grateful to the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner for the opportunity to continue the good work we are doing on the ground with our No Wrong Door Project to prevent vulnerable young people from falling through gaps in the provision of specialist services they need to access.”

For more information, contact Will Edwards, No Wrong Door, Project Manager on 01432 277562 or email nwd@hvoss.org.uk

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