Barry Coppinger with Nick Murray (left) and Ron Storey (right) outside the "Something in MIND" cafe and shop.
Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger was today privileged to visit the cafe and shop Something in Mind run by Redcar & Cleveland MIND, just prior to its official opening.
On Tuesday 29 July at 10am, the shop will open its doors to the public selling donated items as well as hosting an internet cafe, providing hireable meeting room space and operating a quality café, making affordable homemade food on site.
People who live in Redcar & Cleveland will have a truly local charity shop, where all profits are reinvested into local wellbeing services such as counselling, courses and activities that are helpful in building confidence, self-esteem and better mental health.
Through Northern Rock Foundation’s ‘Fresh Ideas’ programme, the organisation has also been awarded funding to provide salaries for 2 staff members, who will support numerous volunteers and work placements at the cafe and shop.
Redcar & Cleveland's involvement in the PREP project (Prisoner Rehabilitation and Engagement Programme) continues to go from strength-to-strength.
Ron Storey, who served a four year sentence at Kirklevington Grange specialist resettlement prison, successfully
completed this programme and has been working voluntarily with MIND for the last year. Now released, Ron has recently moved into a flat and has been offered a paid position with Somewhere in MIND.
To find out more about the work of Redcar and Cleveland MIND, please visit their website at http://www.randcmind.org/.
Read more about Something in MIND and Ron Storey by downloading their latest newsletter.
Posted on Monday 28th July 2014