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 Big Lottery Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players back into communities.

James McCartney, chief executive at THOMAS, said: “As well as our existing services, we will now be able to offer practical learning activities and help with life skills, as well as providing courses for participants to gain qualifications.”

3 October 2017