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Scheme to helped deprived residents celebrates anniversary
3:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
AN innovative scheme helping people in deprived areas of Clacton is going from strength to strength.
The Enfold Project, which was set up at Pier Avenue Baptist Church last February, offers facilities and practical help for the disadvantaged in the Pier ward.
It was given a £17,000 award from Tendring’s Big Society Fund in August to help finish work on the building, including new showers, toilets and disabled facilities.
The project provides free breakfasts and showers mostly to those living in night shelters or bedsits without the facilities.
Project leader Duncan Wood said between 40 and 45 people now use the facilities.
“We are now getting more young people coming along and there has been a rise in the number of women,” he said.
“The child contact centre was taken on because the previous one in the town had shut and we now have 24 children attending each Saturday from about a dozen families.”