The Lodge Community Health Group is a voluntary organisation based in Middlesbrough.
It is made up of volunteers who aim to provide a place of safety for the local community.
All volunteers have been trained to be Peer Mentors. The Group offer 1-2-1 and club sessions for local people including the LGBT community, individuals with mental health issues and those with a disability and their carers. There is also a breakfast and lunch club to help and reduce social isolation.
The Group requested funding for £4,071 to purchase various pieces of equipment including computers, a media library, games etc.
A contribution of £1,000 from the Police Property Act Fund has been approved for the group to purchase the items which are most high priority. The Group will provide detailed evidence after buying the equipment which has been purchased as a result of funding from the PCC.
The funding provided supports the PCC’s priorities of Securing the Future of our Communities and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.