A wise man said “It is better to give than to receive…”! How is that possible, you may ask? But when you play a part in helping others, and see how it impacts their lives, it changes you in a profound way. It’s easy to be part of the solution.
In a country with the fifth largest economy, homelessness is a scandal – it is not acceptable. OAPA wants to help to change that.
Starting a new job can be daunting for a anyone but especially for a person who has been homeless or in prison and requires a significant amount of support. We want to ensure that every member achieves stability and independence through employment and to help, we provide short term financial support to any member struggling with adjusting to running a new home and reintegrating back into society generally, through our Member Stability Grant.
Up to £1500 can be applied for within the first 12 months of employment to help bring some extra stability to someone's life for essential items such as rent, clothing, utilities and food. Applied for on their behalf by their supporting charity/association. No monies are paid to our members but directly to the supplier/provider.
- £15 could provide a member with initial living expenses
- £30 could provide a member help to pay for their utilities
- £50 could provide a member with rent support
- £100 could provide a member with pre-employment skills training