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The aftermath of the pandemic

Funding to help post-covid

CFC to receive part of £500, 000 grant

Trafford Residents suffering from the impact of Covid on their finances, physical and mental health are to be helped by just under £500,000 of grant funding from Trafford Housing Trust, which is being shared amongst eight support groups across the borough.


The £465,000 of funding has been made available following last week’s announcement from the Prime Minister about the easing of Covid restrictions, and will be used primarily to support people as they deal with the effects of living with Covid for the past two years and the challenges that has brought.


The eight organisations receiving funding are:

  • Age UK

  • Breath Champs

  • CFC (Counselling and Family Centre)

  • Everyone Can

  • Hidden Treasure

  • Homestart

  • I AM Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester (I AM)

  • South Trafford Collective/CFC


CFC is delivering counselling from Limelight, Trafford Housing Trust’s community and wellbeing hub in Old Trafford, and Jo Allen, Chief Executive Officer of CFC, said: “We are so excited that thanks to Trafford Housing Trust we are able to offer our service to the community around Limelight.  This is something we have been working towards for several years - ensuring that we have a pool of fully qualified counsellors able to work with all ages and all issues in a range of languages.


“The funding ensures we can provide support for children and young people from the age of five years and upwards, as well as for adults, couples, and for families.  We want to provide support through the emotional roller coaster that is life, but more than this, to help people find their strengths, to cultivate positive coping strategies and to increase their problem-solving capacity.”


Zoe Taylor, Communities Manager at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “I am so proud of our hands-on approach to ensuring we are tackling the impact of Covid on our customers’ wellbeing, as well as supporting the workforce that has done a great job supporting vulnerable people. We know people are under huge pressure and we are proactively working towards increasing the ways we help people live better lives.”

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