The YOU Trust works in Partnership with EC Roberts Centre and HOPE Church to support people who are in crisis within the Community. The project is funded by the Community Fund.
The Project promotes independence, resilience and recovery from the impacts of COVID through developing Community Circles of Support. We have three Community Circles of Support Partners who help people through outreach, Food Banks, Community Larders/Pantries and Community Meals across Portsmouth. Our Partners provide a warm approach and talk with people as one human being to another. We can provide help and support in emergency food aid, benefit delays/sanctions, debt/low pay trap/no savings, unemployment, relationship breakdowns, domestic abuse, homelessness, illness/disability, food/fuel poverty, digital exclusion and literacy/numeracy skills. The Community Circles of Support Partners will undertake a holistic assessment identifying skills, potential, root causes of crisis, actions the clients want to take and identify strategies to help themselves for future situations.
The aim of the Project is to help people in hardship, including those with complex needs such as mental ill-health, domestic abuse and social isolation. They will benefit from improvements to their health, wellbeing, skills and independence and to understand how to take personal control of their situation.