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A New Campaign in Blackburn to Tackle Street Begging

  Lee urges people not to give money to street beggars. A new campaign is launched today designed to rid the streets of Blackburn town centre of beggars. The campaign is  urging people not to hand beggars  cash but to give to the  THOMAS Drop-in-Centre. The centre feeds over 50 people a day. . The initiative has been developed [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Case Study|0 Comments

GMMH Expands Substance Misuse Services in Greater Manchester

  Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) has won the first block-commissioned tender in the North West to provide alcohol and drug community recovery services across Bolton, Salford and Trafford. The contract, worth over £40million for the next five years, is the first cluster commission of its kind where commissioners from different local [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Case Study|0 Comments

Homelessness – A Problem Getting Worse

  Reverend James McCartney -  Executive Director Increasing numbers of people are drifting onto the streets of the UK, homeless. In England there were 88,410 homeless households that applied for homeless assistance between April 2016 and March 2017 (NAO, 2017). The most recent National Audit Office findings show a 60% increase, with people in temporary accommodation, since [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

National Lottery Success

The THOMAS Works! project, delivered by THOMAS in Blackburn and Salford, has been awarded £392,109 over three years, to improve the life chances of people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. It will deliver activities so people affected by addition can gain practical work experience, qualifications and skills. The funding is being awarded by the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Case Study|0 Comments

“THOMAS WORKS” Gains Recognition

    THOMAS was delighted to be awarded the Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Award in the Enabling Ability Award category. This was a welcome response to the hard work the project is undertaking in Blackburn and Salford, with a Big Lottery Fund grant, enabling our service users and former service users to gain important practical  skills [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Case Study|0 Comments