CURRENT PROJECTS

MakerLife Ashford:
Co-Learning

MakerLife Ashford’s Co-Learning: Life and Work Skills programme launched in January 2021, and is an 8 week programme.

On this programme our members have access to life and work skills workshops including cookery skills; money management; personal wellbeing; IT skills; job searches and CV writing, as well as other creative skills. Members also have access to assessment tools that help to support their wellbeing and career development. The aim is to upskill and connect members with training, jobs and work experience opportunities.

Ashford Winter Night Shelter

Ashford Winter Night Shelter began in 2015 when Ashford Churches Together looked to provide a warm and safe environment, as well as food, for the rough sleepers in Ashford during the coldest months of the year (December-March). The programme accommodated over 120 individuals and was powered by over 300 amazing volunteers working from 7 church sites rotating each night. Guests were given love, and support in other areas of their lives, looking to ensure it was more than just a practical provision.

The Pandemic caused the suspension of ACWNS 2020/21, but Ashford Borough Council were able to find accommodation  for the rough sleepers under the Government’s “Everyone In” programme.

We hope that there won’t be a need for ACWNS going forward, although the repercussions of the pandemic may see job losses and homelessness increasing dramatically.

Ashford Together will remain ready to partner with Ashford Borough Council to respond to on-going needs, as we look to more sustainable Co-Living plans to see our town thrive.

COvid 19 Hardship Clinic

The Ashford Together COVID-19 Hardship Clinic is a signposting clinic pointing people in the direction of specific support networks for their needs.

Whether needing access to family support, foodbanks, financial advice, local/central Government services or something else, we will be able to help people access the support they need as we all navigate this pandemic the best we can.

For more information or to book an appointment, get in touch.

Move-on Mentoring

Move-On Mentoring is a team of mentors investing in our former Winter Night Shelter guests and other former homeless people as they transition into independent living.

At the very heart is friendship and a supportive ear, giving space for questions and sign-posting to other help and support. Our wider partnership gives advice about money management and access to other services such as health, job searches, and navigation through forms and paperwork.

If you would like to be a mentor, or for more information, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Move-On Mentoring

Move-On Mentoring is a team of mentors investing in our former Winter Night Shelter guests and other former homeless people as they transition into independent living. At the very heart is friendship and a supportive ear, giving space for questions and sign-posting to other help and support. Our wider partnership gives advice about money management and access to other services such as health, job searches, and navigation through forms and paperwork. If you would like to be a mentor, or for more information, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

COVID-19 Hardship Clinic

The Ashford Together COVID-19 Hardship Clinic is a signposting clinic pointing people in the direction of specific support networks for their needs.

Whether needing access to family support, foodbanks, financial advice, local/central Government services or something else, we will be able to help people access the support they need as we all navigate this pandemic the best we can.

For more information or to book an appointment, get in touch.

Ashford Winter Night Shelter

Ashford Winter Night Shelter began in 2015 when Ashford Churches Together looked to provide a warm and safe environment, as well as food, for the rough sleepers in Ashford during the coldest months of the year (December-March). The programme accommodated over 120 individuals and was powered by over 300 amazing volunteers working from 7 church sites rotating each night. Guests were given love, and support in other areas of their lives, looking to ensure it was more than just a practical provision.

The Pandemic caused the suspension of ACWNS 2020/21, but Ashford Borough Council were able to find accommodation  for the rough sleepers under the Government’s “Everyone In” programme.

We hope that there won’t be a need for ACWNS going forward, although the repercussions of the pandemic may see job losses and homelessness increasing dramatically.

Ashford Together will remain ready to partner with Ashford Borough Council to respond to on-going needs, as we look to more sustainable Co-Living plans to see our town thrive.

MakerLife Ashford:
Co-Learning

MakerLife Ashford’s Co-Learning: Life and Work Skills programme launched in January 2021, and is an 8 week programme.

On this programme our members have access to life and work skills workshops including cookery skills; money management; personal wellbeing; IT skills; job searches and CV writing, as well as other creative skills. Members also have access to assessment tools that help to support their wellbeing and career development. The aim is to upskill and connect members with training, jobs and work experience opportunities.