Justlife is a centre for homeless people in East Manchester, helping vulnerable people access housing, healthcare and employment opportunities.
The Justlife Health and Enterprise Centre opened in East Manchester in 2011 and provides help to vulnerable individuals and families. The organisation was able to begin intensive work with some of its drop-in clients.
One young man who had been going to Justlife drop-ins since early 2010 was living at a notorious hostel in the area with a reputation for terrible living conditions, substance misuse and violence. The project helped the young man to indentify and address issues including mental health, relationships, money-management, time management, confidence, housing and physical health.
Project worker, Alex Rose says: “Taking part in the cooking, gardening and computer workshops helped him build confidence and skills. The computer workshop also enabled him to write a CV and set up email.”
Improving in confidence and social skills, the young man started volunteering at Justlife two days a week. With new responsibilities and purpose, he began to thrive and continued to build skills through the volunteer training programme. He struggles with reading and writing so he has stuggled to find a job, so Justlife helped him apply for and get a job. They have also helped him apply for his own tenancy and open a credit union account.”
Justlife was a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Lottery Awards.
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