“SWITCH has worked with us to engage and support vulnerable women in our temporary accommodation services. By bringing a range of free activities to our service, SWITCH has made them accessible to women who would otherwise not have accessed them. The sessions have offered opportunities for our tenants to enjoy learning new skills, socialise, feel less isolated and build their self-esteem and self-confidence. This is an important stepping stone to participants being able to take the next step and join the community based activities and develop friendships and support networks for the future. The most disadvantaged in our communities would lose a valuable service without SWITCH.”

Pauline Byrnes, Team Manager

North Star housing group

“Nacro has totally changed my life.”

“I fully endorse the ‘Save our SWITCH’ campaign. This service has to be saved and I hope Middlesbrough Council and other organisations who will have to pick up the pieces should they close in March. There needs to be a realisation as to the invaluable contribution SWITCH makes to the lives of residents in Middlesbrough, whilst also recognising the huge costs associated should SWITCH be forced to close..”

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Find out more about recent visits to the project by Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, and Simon Clarke MP, and listen to recent mentions and interviews on the BBC Tees Radio afternoon drivetime show.