The High Sheriffs’ and Humberside Police Tribune Trust have presented a cheque for £3,740 to help support the Hinge Centre in Bridlington.
Some residents on the Havenfield Estate have multiple issues such as mental health problems which make them particularly vulnerable both as victims of crime and potential perpetrators of disorderly behaviour.
Others, because of their complex needs, are much more likely to rely upon statutory services for support.
Some young people on the estate, between 17 and 24, find themselves homeless and lack the skills to find accommodation or live independently.
Trust Director Paul Cheeseman said: “We know that some people in our communities are particularly vulnerable and are therefore more likely to become victims or perpetrators of crime or to find themselves in conflict with agencies such as the police.
“Giving people the chances to learn important skills and gain self-confidence so they can overcome their vulnerabilities is vitally important work and that is why the Tribune Trust is delighted to support the work of the Hinge Centre.”
The Hinge have requested the Tribune Trust consider funding two specific pieces of work, the first of which is an arts session for health group that sees 12 residents attending to reduce social isolation and develop learning through new friendships. The second supports young people and adults with learning difficulties and mental health.
Strategic development manager at the Hinge Centre Limited, Martin Crossland said: “We would like to thank the trust for their kind consideration and for granting us this amount of funding which will cover the costs of these two projects for a 12 month period.”