TLT gets fresh funding to continue

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Transforming Lives Together has been successful in obtaining funding from the Cheshire Community Fund and the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation to continue supporting churches to provide food to vulnerable people.

This time TLT will also have a focus on helping families to move on from having to depend on outside agencies for food as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Wendy Robertson is the TLT Community Missioner, she says: “I am delighted to be back working with TLT and especially to have the opportunity to support churches to respond effectively to the many issues arising from Covid-19. It is becoming evident to us all that the pandemic has resulted in an increase in the number of individuals and families experiencing poverty, loneliness, and mental health issues. We know that 6 in 10 families are struggling to cover the cost of 3 or more basic essentials such as food, utilities, and rent.

"We at TLT want to build on the fantastic response of churches that have provided frontline support with food provision over the last 12 months. We have already raised funds from the Cheshire Community Foundation and the Albert Gubay CharitableFoundation to continue partnering with churches to provide food but also to help families to move on from food dependency. We are also raising funds to provide some Mental Health First Aid Training in the next couple of months."

The Venerable Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield and Chair of Transforming Lives Together says: “On behalf of Transforming Lives Together (TLT), I am delighted to announce that Wendy Robertson is back working with us as we seek to build a movement to tackle poverty in the Diocese of Chester. TLT’s new independent charitable status and an imaginative collaboration with Chester Cathedral bring a new dimension of possibilities and exciting opportunities to make a tangible difference to the most vulnerable in society.

"I am thrilled that Wendy is now available for churches that want to talk to her about TLT’s flagship programmes, ‘Filling the Gap’ and ‘Places of Welcome’, but also to help any church community think through issues around poverty. Finally, I am deeply grateful to Chester Cathedral for their co-operation in making this possible and to those who have financially supported this new start for TLT. Together with our partners, Chester Diocese and the Church Urban Fund, we are making a movement to tackle poverty and we invite others to join in.”

More information can be found at the Transforming Lives Together website. 

If you'd like to contact Wendy by email or phone, please see below.

E: Wendy.robertson@tltogether.org.uk

T: 07787712783


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