£2m investment to turnaround turbulent lives

A CHARITY which supports communities, former service personnel, ex-offenders and other disadvantaged groups is investing £2m in brand new headquarters in Durham – placing it at the heart of the community it serves.

County Durham based-Finchale Group, works to support people in their own homes who need help to manage money problems; confidence and mental health issues, address drug and alcohol misuse and resolve issues with housing. The charity also delivers vocational training courses.

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Support for ex-Forces – funding boost for North East

Durham based charity Finchale, which supports veterans and their families from the North East has received a grant of more than £100,000 to continue its valuable work in the community.

The grant comes from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the British Army’s national charity, and will provide support to 70 Ex-forces personnel from across the region.

In addition to helping with the cost of staffing, the grant will go towards providing individualised, professional case management that will enable veterans from the North East to access support in areas such as personal finance, housing, relationships, mental and physical health, training and education, whilst learning the necessary skills to get back into employment.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity signature fundraiser, THE BIG CURRY set to return to Durham

On Friday 20th October a spicy fundraiser will be taking place from 12 noon at Durham based charity Finchale’s headquarters in Pity Me, to raise money for soldiers and veterans in need of assistance across the region.

For the second year running organisers from Finchale are extending a ‘hot’ invitation to diners to join them for a bit of fun and a relaxed opportunity to enjoy some fantastic food whilst making a difference. All proceeds from the event will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army providing support to soldiers, veterans and their families.

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Finchale to host jobs fair

Employers, support professionals and individuals are being invited to a Jobs Fair at Finchale next month.

The Jobs Fair, hosted by Durham charity Finchale, will see employers and organisations from across the region showcase a range of opportunities.

The Free event will take place at Finchale, Pity Me, DH1 5RX on Wednesday 1st November, between 10am and 2pm.

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More North East veterans transforming their lives thanks to national lottery players

Ex-Forces personnel in County Durham are being given the skills and confidence to improve their lives thanks to national lottery players.

Local charity, Finchale’s “Reaching Communities” project supports veterans with mental health, homelessness, training and employment issues that have led to social isolation.

The three year project which was awarded £487,000 of national lottery funding in 2016 helps those that have previously served in the Armed Forces by providing customised packages of ongoing support within the community and aims to support over 200 individuals throughout the project.

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New employment support for spouses of North East Armed Forces

Military spouses from across the region are to get help finding a new career as North East charity Finchale launches its new TRUEview spouse employment project, a project designed to help job seeking military spouses and partners, later this month.

The charity has been awarded a grant from the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Covenant Grants Fund and will deliver the project in association with A&M consultancy Ltd (specialists in employment and career focussed programmes).

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Expanding Durham charity welcomes new staff

Durham based charity Finchale has announced a raft of new appointments to support its ambitious growth plans in the North East. The independent charity, which was originally founded in 1943 as a rehabilitation and resettlement centre for service personnel returning from active service, provides health, training and employment opportunities for people excluded and isolated due to multiple disadvantages.

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Durham charity given funding boost to support North East Veterans

A charity working with wounded, sick and injured veterans enabling them to move from social exclusion to sustained employment has received a major funding boost.

The Durham based charity, Finchale, has received a much-needed grant of £103,000 from Help for Heroes, a charity which is all about giving the very best support for life to the wounded veterans, servicemen and women and their families whose lives are changed by their injuries and illness.

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