Financial Health and Wellbeing Service
funded by British Gas Energy Trust
The Financial Health and Wellbeing Service provides an holistic service to address fuel poverty and is targeted at people who are experiencing health problems or who have a disability.
The Community Training Partnership
The Community Training Partnership provides free bitesize training courses to frontline workers and volunteers.
The scheme is funded by West Northamptonshire Council and led by Northampton Hope Centre and Community Law Service.
The aim of the scheme is to support West Northamptonshire’s frontline workers and volunteers to best meet our community’s needs. The courses we provide build skills and knowledge around referral pathways and will give networking opportunities.
Course content is accessed online. In-person training to support those who struggle with online-learning and networking events are planned for the future. Follow the link below to view and book onto any of our courses. Every course is taught by experts and all the courses are free.
Bangladeshi Outreach Project
Thanks to a grant from Northampton Town Council, we are now delivering advice at Northampton Gateway Centre with support from the Northampton Bangladeshi Association.
This is running on a trial basis and funding is currently secured until December 2023 and if successful, is expected to be extended until June 2024.
Our advisor is attending the Gateway Centre every Tuesday to see those in need of advice due to financial challenges. These sessions are by appointment only. Anyone wishing to make an appointment can speak to Hasna at the Centre, who will gladly book an appointment.
Community Larders Project
Thanks to funding from the Access to Justice Foundation’s “Improving Outcomes Through Legal Services” funding, Community Law Service is now delivering advice to members of The Hope Centre’s Community Larders.
Recognising that many people who are members of the larders are facing financial hardship but may have difficulties accessing advice, Community Law Service approached The Hope Centre to explore the possibility of collaboration, which was welcomed. Community Law Service made a successful application for funding to The Access to Justice Foundation; The Hope Centre generously also made a contribution to the funds. This combined funding enables 2 full time advisors to work with the Community Larders and their members.
Delivery began in July 2023.