(by editorial team, Peterborough Telegraph, 29 September 2019)
Young people from across the Cambridgeshire area in need of emotional and practical support are to gain access to an expanded service, writes Craig Bunday, of the Peterborough Freemasons. This is thanks to a £89,255 grant from local Freemasons to Centre 33, a charity that supports vulnerable young people between the ages of 13 and 25.
The growth and success of the ‘Someone to Talk To’ service run by the charity will enable young people to access the free, confidential service without an appointment and for as long and as often as needed. Each year, over 200 clients will benefit from help and advice in such areas as information about local services or CV writing, and a further 100 will have one-to-one support which may include developing an action plan, guidance in accessing services such as counselling, or help with becoming confident with money and applying for work.
A new open-access hub in Huntingdon will join Centre 33s existing Cambridge, Ely, Wisbech, and Peterborough centres, enabling more young people to drop in for advice and support about matters such as mental health, employment, housing, sexual…