Employment charity secures new funding for staff

The Shetland employment charity Moving On has secured more than £25,000 in new funding.

The Robertson Trust has put £15,000 towards the costs of a core support worker for two years. This worker will support people mainly with learning and physical disabilities into employment education or training.

And the Scottish government, through the Hjaltland Housing Association, has awarded £10,626 towards the costs of a mental health support worker for one year to assist people with short and long term mental health problems such as depression or anxiety into employment.

Project co-ordinator Kellie Naulls said: “We are delighted that we have been successful in attracting this new funding to Shetland, particularly in these difficult financial times. Securing these monies ensures that we can continue to help people to fulfil their full potential and overcome the barriers to employment they face.”


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