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Supporting people to be well, be connected and be ready. Venture Trust is here to help

From Monday 23 March 2020, all Venture Trust support staff will be working with people offering tailored support by phone or digital platforms. Prior to the Coronavirus emergency, we were actively supporting 379 people. Our goal is to continue to support them and to help others.

We will use phone or digital contact channels to continue to check in with people, to provide personal development and wellbeing support, whilst getting their feedback on the types of help and support that might make the difference. We are also actively seeking support to combat ‘data poverty’ for people with limited means to buy airtime or who usually rely on public wi-fi.

Our approach

The new reality of reduced social contact, self-isolation and disruption of services will have a disproportionate effect on people who were already in need of our support. We are using our expertise in personal development and coaching to support people, offering help with:

  • Wellbeing – managing being at home, structure, routines and relationships with others.
  • Dealing with social isolation – resilience and self-care, helpful resources. Signposting to local and national support and additional services.
  • Personal development – we will continue to work on meta skills development, self-awareness and goal setting with additional support aimed at those looking for further training and progression to employment.

Ways of working

Today we have contacted all our delivery partners to update them and to confirm we are still supporting people and very happy to take new referrals. We will have a team of 27 personal development and employability skilled and experienced staff available and engaging with people.

More information on our support will be available online and via our usual phone numbers and contacts.

For referrals the contact form is available on our website here.

We will continually monitor the situation and provide regular updates via our website, social media and direct contact with partners.

We remain committed to adapting and developing our work to meet the changing needs of vulnerable people in a rapidly evolving environment. Working together with partners we would like share insights and contribution to solutions which help us all respond well and be resilient in recovery. Please do get in touch at hello@venturetrust.org.uk.

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