Suffolk PCC’s Grant awarded to Ormiston Denes Academy

Ormiston Denes Academy has been awarded a grant of £8,000 from Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Suffolk Fund to establish an arms-length support and outreach service for families in need.

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The funding will support the introduction of a new outreach/support facility and services for vulnerable disadvantaged and disaffected young people and families. It will provide those families who are most in need, time and support to make positive changes and offer early engagement and intervention with parents.

On a recent visit around Denes, Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I found my visit to Ormiston Denes very inspiring. It was a great opportunity to hear about the plans for the outreach service first hand and is another example of how partnership working can make a huge difference.

"I am a great believer in the importance of a strong family unit and I am sure this much-needed support network for vulnerable disadvantaged and disaffected young people and families will make a huge difference. Anything we can do to improve the future prospects of young people in Lowestoft has got to be money well-spent. I am pleased to be able to support this great work."

Peter Marshall, Principal, said: "This new venture will help us transform a currently unused corner of our building into a space that families can use for a wide variety of purposes with additional specialist support provided by local charity Access Community Trust. The facilities will be available for the community as a whole, and for all of our local primary schools for a wide range of purposes, all of which are designed to support students and families with equal emphasis."