East Cheshire Housing Consortium (ECHC), which provides support and housing for vulnerable adults in local communities, is one of a select number of care providers nationally to feature in this year's Parliamentary Review. The organisation held a special reception in recognition of this achievement, attended by local MP, David Rutley.
The Parliamentary Review is an annual publication that shares innovative best practice strategies from representatives of different sectors across the country. ECHC's article highlights how, in spite of funding changes since 2000, the organisation has thrived and grown to increase its annual turnover from £20,000 to £3 million. The organisation provides accommodation to over 100 people with often complex backgrounds, often involving mental health challenges.
At the event, David spoke with East Cheshire Housing Consortium Chief Executive, Brenda Wright, and its Chair, Jim Bissett, and congratulated them on the charity's success, and thanked them for the invaluable work it undertakes in and around local communities. David has seen the positive work of ECHC for himself, having visited the Weston Community Centre in Macclesfield, where the organisation teaches local individuals new skills that focus on increasing employability and confidence. Some of the practical courses available at the Centre include: baking, food hygiene, maths, English, and guidance on how to perform in interviews.
Speaking after the event, David said, "I am pleased that East Cheshire Housing Consortium’s positive work with vulnerable adults in our communities has been recognised in the Parliamentary Review. It is clear that the charity undertakes vital work in local communities, helping to teach vulnerable adults new skills and build their confidence. I wish all at ECHC continued success in the years ahead."