Homeless charity receives MAXIMUS Foundation UK grant

The Worthing Churches Homeless Project has received a boost in the form of a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to support the setting up of a breakfast club in Shoreham to support people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in the area.

Rachel Blair, a community fundraiser for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project, received a cheque from MAXIMUS’s Tina Sutchliffe, who nominated the charity for the award. The Project is to use the grant to support its work in providing workshops and services to help local homeless people find accommodation. The Project was founded in 1991 and is now supported by more than 50 staff and 200 volunteers.

The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups.  In particular those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

Chris Blackwell, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was created expressly to help disadvantaged groups. The Worthing Chuches Homeless Project is doing important work in the community, and providing support to some of the most vulnerable people. We’re delighted to able to assist them in their continuing efforts.”

Rachel Blair, Community Fundraiser for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project, said:

“We’re very grateful for the MAXIMUS Foundation UK’s support. We help more 1,400 people each year by providing them with specialist and one-to-one support. The work we do helps vulnerable people to live independently, despite the difficulties they might have experienced. It is wonderful to have been nominated by Tina.

MAXIMUS Foundation UK

MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015, using the model of the Foundation established by MAXIMUS in the United States. The remit of the Foundation is to provide grants to community groups and charities that contribute to personal growth and self sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

MAXIMUS is one of the Department for Work and Pensions’ accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London and the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the North East Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has forty years of experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and carries out these services through a dedicated team of highly qualified clinicians. HML is the provider of the DWP Fit for Work service available to GPs, employers and employees.

Worthing Churches Homeless Project

The Worthing Churches Homeless Project was founded in 1991 by four people who took food, blankets and sleeping bags to people sleeping rough on the seafront. The charity now employs more than 50 staff and is supported by more than 200 volunteers.

The Project provides homeless people with specialist services, including one-to-one support, that assists them in being able to live independently.

For further information, please contact Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 / Chris.Rogers@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk) or Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698 / Mayar.Raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk).