£200,000 for Cross Keys

Peterborough's biggest landlord has won two funding competitions worth £200,000 to help benefit those in the city who are suffering financial pressures or are at risk of social exclusion.

Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 12:00 pm
Cross Keys Homes Head Office on Shrewsbury Avenue in Peterborough. Photo: Alan Storer

Cross Keys Homes has been chosen as Peterborough’s delivery partner for the New Horizons and Community Connections projects which are targeted at tackling the root causes of poverty and supporting those needing the most help to gain employment.

Cross Keys chief executive Claire Higgins said: “We are delighted to have been successful in winning the competitions to deliver these projects which will help to make a remarkable difference to many people’s lives over the course of the next three years.

“We are determined to make a long-term positive difference in our local communities and understand that by creating real opportunities for people to improve their lives, we can help mitigate the effects of poverty and deprivation that too many face.”

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Both projects, which are made up of multiple organisations in the county, aim to support the community and assist those in need through one-to-one sessions which aim to build upon a participant’s long-term stability, confidence and employability.

Two new recruits have already joined Cross Keys Homes to help deliver these projects for the residents of Peterborough.

Cross Keys helped over 160 adults during the course of last year get back into work.