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Foundation 92 is proud to be forming a partnership with housing associations in East Manchester to deliver a targeted COVID-19 support programme. 

Working alongside Clarion Housing Group, Jigsaw Homes, One Manchester, Bupa Foundation and Manchester City Council, the Foundation aims to help those most vulnerable in Beswick, Gorton and Clayton to lead positive and healthy lifestyles.

Foundation 92’s outreach and youth-work team will be delivering a three-factor support programme to provide families with the opportunity to receive support phone calls, along with free essential parcels and family activity packs.

Throughout the next three months, Foundation 92 aims to deliver more than 250 essential parcels per week to families who face additional hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and help them to feel connected, engaged and empowered to lead a sustained healthy lifestyle.

In addition to this, after the easing of Government restrictions and the conclusion of lockdown, Foundation 92’s youth-work team will be working with the aforementioned partners to deliver a family support and detached youth programme throughout Beswick, Gorton and Clayton.

The partnership aims to help those in need of support to continue to make sustained and positive changes within their lifestyles through the participation of creative training, free-to-access sport and family mentoring programmes.

Salford co-owner and Foundation 92 founder Nicky Butt said:

“Having grown up in Gorton, it’s a place close to my heart and so to be able to support the area means a great deal. 

“I think everyone can see how much of an impact the pandemic has had, so I’m delighted that the charity and its partners are able to offer their support to families who really need it, it’s the whole reason why we started the Foundation in the first place.”  

Jo McGowan, Chief People Officer at 1ST CENTRAL, official sponsors of Foundation 92, said:

“We’re proud to see Foundation 92 continuing their incredible efforts in offering support to local families during these challenging times.  

“With mental and physical health undoubtedly being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, these essential parcels will bring vital support to families currently facing difficulties and hardship.”