A centre helping the unemployed and vulnerable people in Salford was given a major boost today after the Big Lottery awarded it nearly £400,000.
The Big Lottery awarded the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre £378,151 to help operate its Closing the Gap project.
The project is aimed at making local people aware of credit unions, reducing personal debt, improving CVs and enhancing confidence in interviews, improving self-esteem, developing basic skills to improve employability, improving healthy living and establishing financial sustainability for the community of Salford.
Salford City Unison branch secretary Steve North said: "The services offered by the centre are vital at the moment. As well as seeing the most vulnerable suffer from cuts, we are seeing people who have worked all of their lives being made redundant and struggling to keep their homes as a result."