The Over the Bridge Project targets unemployed adults who are facing, or have faced homelessness. The project endeavours to remove the barriers and stigmas associated with vulnerable adults, from the CLLD areas of Wakefield, in particular Castleford and Airedale. Bridge-It Housing has delivered similar projects in other localities and we are using this opportunity to reach a wider audience. One of the unique features of the project lies not only in the specialised and intensive support being offered, but also in the outreach aspect of its delivery. The project is largely delivered using hot desking and office facilities provided by Career Cabin, which is located a stone’s throw from the local Job Centre. Many of the project’s prospective beneficiaries will emanate from the Job Centre, thereby providing us with a very captive audience.
The specific activities that make up this project include;