Moneywise Plus Project Lead

Reaching People

A leading consortium of voluntary and third sector organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire. Moneywise Plus builds on the success of our previous Moneywise programme. Moneywise Plus started in October 2016 and will run until December 2019. The project is funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund. Moneywise Plus will support individuals across Leicester and Leicestershire to improve their digital and financial skills and support them to move towards employment, job search, education or training.

Contact: Jenny Hand
Role: CEO, Project Head
Email: jenny@reachingpeople.co.uk
Website: www.reachingpeople.co.uk

Contact: Sangeeta Patel
Role: Project Manager
Email: sangeeta@reachingpeople.co.uk
Website: www.reachingpeople.co.uk

Moneywise Plus Delivery Partners

Action Homeless

Supported accommodation, resettlement services and preventative work to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives.

Contact: Wendi Griffiths
Role: Advisor
Email: wendigriffiths@actionhomeless.org.uk
Website: www.actionhomeless.org.uk

b-inspired

b-inspired is the trading name of the Braunstone Foundation, a neighbourhood-based charity delivering a range of support services and volunteering opportunities. These include support for young people (we are a delivery partner for Talent Match Leicestershire), apprenticeships, sport and physical activities, food-share, and community business growth programmes.

Contact: Terry Rushin
Role: Quality and Audit
Email: terry.rushin@b-inspired.org.uk
Website: www.b-inspired.org.uk

The Bridge

Delivers a number of housing related advice, support and assistance services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in the Borough of Charnwood, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Contact: Georgia Walkden
Role: Community Engagement and Triage Worker
Email: georgia.walkden@thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk
Website: www.thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk

Community Advice and Law Service (CALS)

Advice in Social Welfare Law through casework and telephone advice; representation at County Court. Advice sessions at outreach venues across the city or home visits where necessary; financial capability education and training.

E2

Provides informal and accredited courses for local people to help them improve their basic skills, gain qualifications, find work and understand how to use a computer to become confident internet users.

Contact: Alex Hatcher and Richard Lockley
Role: Digital Engagement Coordinator
Email: digitaldelivery@e2online.co.uk
Website: http://www.e2online.co.uk

Leicester City Council

Unitary authority responsible for local government in Leicester, including libraries.

Contact: Debbie Harris
Role: Digital Engagement Officer
Email: debbie.harris@leicester.gov.uk
Website: www.leicester.gov.uk

Leicester College

Largest further education provider in the sub-region with dedicated student support. Already provides IT and financial course provision for vulnerable groups across locations and through a range of partnerships.

Contact: Ben Martin
Role: Advisor – Digital Inclusion
Email: bmartin@leicestercollege.ac.uk
Website: www.leicestercollege.ac.uk

Leicestershire County Council

County council for Leicestershire, excluding Leicester and Rutland. Runs Superfast Leicestershire, a project to increase superfast fibre broadband coverage across Leicestershire in partnership with BT.

Contact: Russell Payne
Role: Digital Engagement Officer
Email: russell.payne@leics.gov.uk
Website: www.leicestershire.gov.uk

PA Housing

Social landlord with around 30,000 customers in the Midlands and South East England. Provides a range of support to vulnerable customers including extra care schemes, affordable furniture and mental health housing support.

Contact: Nazira Adam
Role: Project Coordinator
Email: nazira.adam@pahousing.co.uk
Website: www.pahousing.co.uk

Pedestrian

Provides education and training to young people at risk and vulnerable adults: individuals who are often socially excluded and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Contact: Kylie North
Role: Employability Routeway Lead
Email: kylie@pedestrian.info
Website: www.pedestrian.info

The Y

Provides supported housing for young people and homelessness services in the city, in addition to other support services.

Contact: Jane Cawrey
Role: Advisor
Email: jcawrey@leicesterymca.co.uk
Website: www.leicesterymca.co.uk