New project to support social inclusion in Hull

BRICWorks, HullA new scheme aimed at helping people who feel they need support in Hull has been awarded to DISC by the Big Lottery.

The three year Social Inclusion Project will go live from 8th January, 2018. It will be based at the Bricworks hub in Story Street in the city centre.

Emily Todd, Assistant Director at DISC, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to continue building on the positive work that DISC has done in Hull over the last three years.

“We’re thrilled to have been awarded this Big Lottery funding. The key thing we will do is promote social inclusion.  This means linking people up with the a range of support, be that delivered in house or by one of our valued partners and stakeholders across the city.  Support to access mental health services, health and wellbeing activity and employment, training and education will be available.”

She said DISC would deliver a wide range of groups and activities to engage people.  Its social enterprise café at Bricworks, which has a dry bar, would provide opportunities for people to volunteer and work, as well as a place for them to meet while enjoying good quality and reasonably priced food and drinks.

A consultation event is being held on 17th November to introduce service users and stakeholders to the new model and to consult with them about the project.

Emily added: “DISC are committed to promoting social inclusion and working in partnership- these are two of the key aims of the new service.”