CROSSROADS OPENS COMMUNITY SPACE AT NEW STORE
Island charity, Crossroads, has opened a space for the local community to use thanks to Manx Lottery Trust funding.
Crossroads offer a range of local services for carers and people with care requirements, supporting all ages, disabilities, illnesses, and care needs. The charity’s support services include care at home, day care for older people and adults with disabilities and independent living support. With services enabling immediate and sustained respite for those with caring responsibilities.
The charity, which has several charity shops dotted across Douglas, has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from Manx Lottery Trust and has used the funds to open the community space above its new store on Tynwald Street. The area includes a kitchen, coffee machine, and bathroom and is furnished with comfortable furniture throughout.
Jackie Betteridge, CEO of Crossroads, said: ‘Crossroads wanted to create a comfortable and welcoming space, which brings the community together and supports those who may be struggling with the rising costs of living and social isolation.
‘We anticipate that the community space above our new shop will be used by over 500 people, which is based upon the current number of Crossroad service users we think would benefit from this type of facility and community service. We can’t thank Manx Lottery Trust enough for their support in helping to get this much-needed community project off the ground.’
Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘The Trust is delighted to support Crossroads with their community space initiative. We hope funding will enable the charity to develop upon their existing social and charitable activities, whilst supporting those most in need.’
To find out more about Crossroads Isle of Man, visit: www.crossroadsiom.org/. Information regarding the charity’s shops can be found on the Crossroads Charity Shops Facebook page: www.facebook.com/crossroadscharityshops.
This grant is from the Manx Lottery Trust’s Smaller Grants Programme. Manx Lottery Trust has been delegated to distribute National Lottery money from The National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more, head to: www.mlt.org.im/.