In March we ran a series of Local Linking Events. These events were an opportunity for people who are involved or interested in the Action Towards Inclusion or Thriving at Work programmes to come together, network and discuss important problems or issues that they may be faced with.
One of the key issues that was discussed at all of the events was ‘What will be the impact of the Action Towards Inclusion programme ending?’
There was a real concern across all districts for both ESF funded ATI and Thriving at Work coming to an end in 2023. Words like ‘catastrophic, tragic, and devastating’ were used to describe the void that ending these projects will create..
Some of the main concerns for the programmes coming to an end include;
It is clear that the impact of losing such problems will have a huge and wide reaching impact.
So what are we going to do about it?
We asked attendee’s was ‘What are your top 3 priorities for any future programmes that replace ATI or Thriving at Work?
“We don’t want toast, we want pick and mix” – we want projects that meet the needs of the individuals, everyone is different and has different needs – we need to be able to account for and support this.
The top 3 priorities for future funding were identified as;
Other highly ranked priorities include;
We are looking for funding to build partnership programmes like Action Towards Inclusion and Thriving at Work which support individuals in a holistic and person-centred way to move forward with their lives. Can you help us to do that? Do you know of any funding that you think we could use to do that? If so, get in touch with Head of Programmes Alex Kelley on [email protected].
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