Grants secure future for Daventry charity

Pictured are Andy Nixon, Julie Luvaglio & Sylvia Birch
Pictured are Andy Nixon, Julie Luvaglio & Sylvia Birch
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A Daventry charity working to counsel and improve the lives of young people in the area will remain open for another year thanks to two grants.

Time2Talk, in Market Square, secured a £43,918 grant from the NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group that will help support their counselling service for another 12 months from April 1.

The charity will also be able to remain in Daventry for another year after successfully securing a grant of £9,999 from the Northamptonshire County Council Youth Fund (managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation).

Manager of Time2Talk, Andrew Nixon, said: “It’s a big relief to have this funding, we would have been looking at months in this location instead of years without it.

“We are all up against it at the moment and this will keep us safe, allow us to breath a bit and keep the doors open.

“Obviously we still face funding shortfalls though and are doing our best to secure other funds wherever we can to continue the work we do across the district.”

Mr Nixon added: “We would like to thank all of our supporters and would ask that any business or individual who is thinking of supporting a charity to think local and consider supporting organisations such as Time2Talk that retain a local community focus.”

As well as counselling, the charity can now continue to provide a contraceptive service on Wednesday afternoons.

They also provide a wide range of free information, intervention and counselling services for young people aged 13 to 25 in Daventry and throughout South Northamptonshire.

The charity aims to help young people in the area with abuse, addiction, anger management, bullying, contraception, depression, eating disorders, homelessness, pregnancy, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual health and STIs, smoking, stress and anxiety, as well as providing services, programmes and information for parents and carers.

The service, based in the Abbey in Market Square, Daventry, is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 2pm Monday to Thursday from 3.30pm until 5.30pm and Saturday from 10am until 12pm but is closed on Sundays.

The charity can also be contacted on their 24-hour answerphone by calling 01327 706706 and via their confidential text information service on 07765 210869.