The Forge Project Day Centre opens five mornings per week offering breakfast, hot drinks, lunch, showering/laundry facilities, clean clothing, sleeping bags. Support Workers refer/signpost/advocate for clients to housing/other agencies, attend multi-agency meetings, working with them to acquire permanent housing. Staff work collaboratively with users to reflect on the challenges in their lives, using a strengths-based approach, meeting their needs and determining their desired outcomes.
Our Strap-line is 'Opportunity for Change'. Staff work holistically to empower clients towards positive change and enduring outcomes in their lives.
Mental Health Advice
Scunthorpe and District MIND work in partnership with The Forge Project and a Mental Health Link Worker attends on a Monday to support clients to engage with their mental health/services.
This is on a one-to-one basis and with low level group interventions to address issues like managing low mood/anxiety, problem solving, building confidence etc.
Afternoon activities are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. On Mondays we hold a walking group, Tuesdays we have a baking group baking the desserts for the next Day Centre session and Wednesdays we hold a craft group. These activities can help to reduce social isolation and improve mental well-being and confidence.
Staff from The Forge Project signpost and refer people into supported housing and staff attend allocations and complex case meetings on a monthly basis to advocate for service users.
A representative from the local authority Housing Advice Team attends the Day Centre once a fortnight to meet with people who need support with housing.
The Forge Project rely on volunteers to help run the project. Volunteers from the community and from people attending the project help to run the kitchen, cooking and serving food to the Day Centre, helping to support people in the Day Centre and sorting/date checking food and clothes etc.
Clients are encouraged to volunteer at the project, building on their confidence and self-esteem, developing new skills and access further training, e.g. food hygiene certificate and moving towards employment.
Specialist partner agencies hold clinics daily to further address the needs of the service users. Representatives from the Housing Advice Team, local drug agency, Creative Support the local housing floating support team, Anvil House Supported Housing attend the Day Centre to hold ‘drop-in’ in order to further support the needs of our mutual clients.