The plans will accommodate the following:
The café will give people the opportunity to reduce social isolation, develop skills by speaking to others and increase local spending. This will be available not just to the community but also for local arts / music events.
Drop in centre
Internet accessibility and the provision of P.C.’s to help school children access the internet before and after school for homework and studies, helping individuals with CV writing, benefits and applying for vacancies as well as Community support for reduction of energy bills / home support and refurbishment.
Training advice and opportunities
Partnerships already established such as Accrington and Rossendale College, Procure Plus, Cosmetic Academy, Burnley College, and Calico.
The counselling service will provide counselling to residents, Veterans and their partners, potentially homeless and low-income families/individuals. We will work alongside universities to employ volunteer counsellors that need a placement to complete their clinical hours. The counselling service will support those individuals who need support and help train students prior to employment.
Veterans safe space
There will be a safe space where veterans can reconnect with family members.
Unique as students will be able to utilise some donations (clothing / furniture) to personalise as part of their coursework to be sold in the shop adding to their credits.
Building for Humanity CIC, Disability Stockport, Accrington and Rossendale College, Burnley College, Calico, Ministry of Defence, Department for Work and Pensions, Veterans Living History Museum, Armed Forces Covenant, Procure Plus, Cosmetic Academy and Senator International.
Conference facilities for training and educational seminars will be available to be utilised by the community as well as the college, council, and Chamber of Commerce to help promote investment in the area.