Lottery cash to fund courses for vulnerable

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NATIONAL Lottery funding is helping a Sheffield service fund courses for people who are in recovery from drugs or alcohol, and for families in crisis.

Waypoint Training - part of Sheffield Alcohol Support Service - has received £6,500 in funding from the organisation Awards for All.

The money will be used to run a series of one-day training courses free of charge to people in South Yorkshire.

The funding from the Big Lottery has been supplemented by a further award of £4,800 from the J Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust.

Josie Soutar, Sheffield Alcohol Support Service chief executive, said: “Receiving this money means we can expand the support that we offer to local people.

“We aim to provide them with the training and qualifications they need to help them to get their lives back on track, to build their confidence, learn how to support others and ultimately to help them make a useful contribution to society.”

The training courses will also be available to people referred to SASS through other local organisations that support people in crisis.