Early May saw the official opening of a new community Hub which will provide a lifeline to residents of Market Harborough and surrounding areas.
Open Tuesday to Fridays 10am – 4pm members of the public will be able to visit the new friendly and welcoming hub, where dedicated staff on site will support you if you are Homeless or at risk of becoming Homeless. Falcon Support Services and Beacon Care have an experienced team who can also support you with Tenancy Support, Advocacy, Care and Mental Health Services, Employability, Harm Reduction Support, Recovery After Care, Benefit Support and Signposting to other organisations tailored to the needs of the individual.
The National Lottery Community Funded project sees a collaboration between Falcon Support Services and Beacon Care – two very well established and experienced organisations who will combine all their resources to provide a first-class service to residents.
When asked about the partnership between Falcon and Beacon, director Sally Flanagan said:
“We believe that Beacon Care and Advice and Falcon Support Services share the same values. Both organisations aim to assist people to achieve their potential, access their rights and entitlements and understand their responsibilities. Together we can combine resources, experience, and expertise to improve the services on offer and reach a greater number of people within the Harborough district.”
Rachel Hall, Deputy CEO of Falcon Support Services “We are excited to be delivering the Harborough Hub in partnership with Beacon Care who have a long history of delivering services in the area. The support of Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity has enabled us to work together, from a central location, and deliver a range of support that is needed in the community.”
Community Manager for Falcon Support Services Natalie Buchanan who will be located at the Hub said “The hub is a community-based space where those in need within the local community can access services without judgment. We take pride in offering a person-centred approach to our support, and work collaboratively with other agencies and organisations to meet the needs of our service users”.
The launch of this collaborative project would not have been possible without the support of the Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity who have supported the partnership by providing the venue. John Feavyour, Chair of Trustees explains why they have supported the project: “Our current priorities include helping vulnerable people, supporting mental health wellbeing, and partnership with other local charities. This initiative ticks all those boxes, and we hope it will make a real difference to individuals and families.”
For those seeking support or concerned about a family member or friend, the Hub is located in the offices of Market Harborough and Bowdens Charity, 10 Fairfield Road, Market Harborough, is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
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For those who like to give back, the Harborough Hub are actively recruiting volunteers to assist at the hub and within their fundraising team – to make a positive contribution to your community please get in touch using the above contact details.