New funding from the Santander Foundation will enable Wintercomfort to develop new areas of specialist support for those facing homelessness with the recruitment of a Debt Advisor and Digital Skills Advisor. These additional services will greatly improve the life-chances and opportunities for people working to rebuild their lives beyond homelessness.
The funding awarded comes from the Santander Foundation, an independent grant making foundation funded and supported by Santander UK. The foundation is supporting Wintercomfort as part of a £4.8m funding programme to digitally and financially empower people across the UK.
Sarah Halls, CEO stated “We are currently experiencing significant increases in demand for our services from people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. In many cases, the cost-of-living crisis and associated problems with debt are major challenges for the people we support. Alongside this, many people do not have the necessary skills to address these challenges in an increasingly digital world. The Santander Foundation Grant provides us with a fantastic opportunity to expand our services to address these challenges head on and to equip people with the skills and knowledge they need to take control of their own lives ”.
Judith Moran, the Santander Foundation Chair said, “We’re delighted to be working alongside and supporting Wintercomfort, with their expertise and approach this funding will positively change the lives of 650 people over the course of the three year funding”.