Project Home launched in Wrexham

November 7, 2018 by  

A new homelessness initiative called Project Home started in Wrexham recently.

Georgia Adams and Fia Lancaster-McGrath got together to develop Project Home. The idea was showcased at Ty Pawb in Wrexham. Adams told The Leader:

“We are all about injecting positivity into our town and into the community. We believe that all people should be treated equally and given the opportunities they deserve.”

According to Adams, it is vital to recognise the strain that homelessness can place on a stretched public sector. However, she feels that it is feasible to alleviate the pressure by taking a person-centred approach to the problems. Part of the change deemed necessary might be achieved if mindsets within the private and public sector are transformed. Flyer printing can be useful when it comes to sharing information with the wider community.

The hope is that Project Home can join up service provision. The idea is that access to addiction services and accommodation should be improved. However, the implementation of this policy is not intended to reduce the amount of time spent listening to service users. In addition, outreach help will be delivered as before.

More than 100 individuals attended the launch event. On the night, almost 40 people expressed enthusiasm in relation to volunteering for Project Home. Wrexham Council’s Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft, commented on the inspirational nature of the vision under discussion.