Workshops helping former rough sleepers learn new skills

Former rough sleepers are learning skills needed to get into work by creating pieces of garden furniture thanks to a new project funded by the OPCC.

The Safer Dorset Fund has funded two projects. The Second Half scheme, organised by Bournemouth Christians Alongside Rough Sleepers, trains former rough sleepers in skills such as woodwork and catering.

Meanwhile, the web-based Street Support system, launched by the Bournemouth Homelessness Action Collaborative, contains information for people who need to find help, as well for those who want to volunteer, donate, or who have spotted rough sleepers but are not sure what to tell them.

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