Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact)

The Henry Smith Charity - Case Study - Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact)

Amount Given: £163,200 over 3 years (funding from 2019 to 2022)

This application was made under our Strengthening Communities grant programme towards the running costs of a drop in service. The organisation is based within the bottom 10% of deprivation based on the government Indices of Multiple Deprivation.

Mary Mosinghi, Grants Manager

Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact) is a grass roots community organisation based in Ingol, Preston within England’s 7% most deprived areas. The people Intact support are vulnerable, socially isolated adults. Many people accessing Intact’s centre face multiple issues affecting their quality of life.

Intact delivers a wide range of services to people who need them. Their core work includes;

  • Drop-in and 1-1 support which helps people overcome their problems
  • Welfare and debt advice
  • Work clubs which help people find a job
  • UK Online and IT training giving people access to learning especially IT
  • Family, social and health related activities giving people somewhere to go and something to do, leading to reduced isolation and improved health
  • A wide range of volunteering opportunities and several community events

The Intact centre is a vital part of community life for residents. The area has a high number of socially isolated adults and families who feel ‘cut off’ from the rest of the city and community as a whole.

Find out more about the work of the Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust

Denise Hartley MBE, Chief Executive, Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact)

The funding from the Henry Smith Charity enabled Intact to employ our Centre Support and Advice Officer who provides a range of services that deliver holistic support, that helps people address multiple issues and challenges in their daily lives. These services have helped to build peoples own capabilities and improve their quality of life as well as reducing social isolation. At April 2020, 299 vulnerable people so far have received access to a 1-1 support service that provides in depth support enabling people to seek a way out of problems. This includes 1-1 advice, information about services, help with financial inclusion (covering debt advice, information on changing energy and insurance suppliers, setting up a bank account, budgeting, Universal Credit applications and setting up direct debits) and informal IT support. In addition, 282 people living in food poverty have access to weekly food banks and a community supermarket. Intact signed up for the national Pantry service, and also provided food to individuals via the Lancashire County Council’s Crisis Support system.

‘This is a brilliant community resource. The staff are wonderful. You are made to feel at home.’

‘I love the Intact Centre! Such a hub for the local community!’

‘I used to have my own business, it was really busy but got too much and I became bankrupt. I needed help and support as I got into debt and things went from bad to worse. Intact is amazing, I don’t know what I would do without it, I am so grateful for all you do, thank you.’

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