I’ve been working with CatZero on and off over the last few months to understand all of the valuable work that they’re doing in East Marsh and South Ward with their Full Families project, along with the positive work that they’re doing and their ambitions for the future.
The Full Families programme began in 2017 and is designed to support families who may be struggling with multiple issues. These can include long-term unemployment, substance and alcohol abuse and physical and mental wellbeing, often experienced by families across several generations. CatZero works in a relationship-based methodology that prioritises stability, reengagement and building up confidence within the community.
I want to work with them to make sure that anything that we’re doing as far as regeneration is concerned in the town not only includes buildings but makes sure that people can see the types of opportunities that are available. As the economy is changing, new skills are needed in the Grimsby area, which is one of the areas CatZero specialises in fostering in.
I’ll continue working with CatZero to support them in all of the work that they’re doing, but also to link them up with other organisations so that we can get more local people into good level employment and to be able to help their families grow and prosper.