Accommodation Concern is proud to distribute the contents of the “Project in a Box” to our local community. This innovative project enabled us to offer our clients in need hand-made face masks and greetings cards from Sodexo’s Community Payback scheme to build safer places supporting families fleeing violence. These beautifully crafted hand-made masks have been much appreciated by our supported rough sleepers and families in crisis in the North Northamptonshire area.
Hayley James-Mangan, Interventions Regional Director for the East of England Community Rehabilitation Companies owned by Sodexo explained:
“Community Payback is a court-ordered sentence which involves completing unpaid work in the community. Project in a Box was our response to the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that people could continue to pay back for offences they had committed by providing vital services to local organisations by working from home. It has been a great privilege for those undertaking Community Payback to craft these textile products for people in need and it’s a pleasure for us to work in partnership with Accommodation Concern which provides a vital service to individuals in housing crisis and to those in need of rehabilitation back into the community.”
To suggest a project for Community Payback, please visit: www.gov.uk/nominate-community-payback-project
Jo Moore, CEO of Accommodation Concern announced:
“We are so pleased to receive this donation, as we are now able to distribute masks to people who can’t afford them and are often challenged for not wearing masks. They often then get fined which doubly impacts them. Thank you so much for this – it will make life easier for many local people. If you genuinely need a mask for yourself or for people you support, please contact us to arrange collection.”
For further information about the services of Accommodation Concern in Kettering, please contact Karen Holyoak on:
Accommodation Concern is a registered charity (number 1146257), and a company limited by guarantee (number 07945758)