A LOVE that offers costumes and support to people struggling to find work has launched its services in Trafford.
The scheme, Trafford Working Wardrobe, provides unemployed residents with free outfits for interviews, interview support and job counseling.
The charity behind the scheme, Groundworks Greater Manchester, is appealing to residents to donate workwear they no longer need to those struggling to afford clothing for interviews.
The scheme was launched on Friday 10 September at Trafford City Hall by representatives from Groundworks Greater Manchester, the Trafford Council and the Trafford Housing Trust, who gave the charity a grant of £ 85,000.
The service operates from various locations across Trafford, and the main goal is to give individuals the confidence to get the job they deserve.
Donations of high quality workwear for men and women of various sizes are welcome.
- business suits and ties;
- shirts, tops and blouses;
- skirts and dresses;
- jackets and coats;
- new bras and new tights;
- accessories, including belts, handbags and jewelery;
- new, unopened cosmetics and make-up, skin care, body and hair products, shaving products for men.
Project manager at Groundworks, Natasha Bernard, said: “The project has always been so close to my heart and it has been fantastic to create this from scratch. I think it’s so important to have services like work wardrobe. It is a meaningful, tailor-made support for those who need it most, and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved so far. Please support us with your donated clothes. ”
Natasha and her team have so far raised more than £ 20,000 in quality clothing to donate to people prior to their interviews.
Aileen Edmunds, Head of Social Impact at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “It is a real privilege to be able to fund this amazing project and meet the passionate and dedicated team at Working Wardrobe.
At Trafford Housing Trust, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a better life and seek to fund organizations like the Working Wardrobe that make a real difference. If you are performing efficient work, you can visit our website as we could also fund your project. ”
Cllr Mike Freeman, Trafford Council Executive Member for Covid Recovery and Reform, said: “I am extremely impressed with the whole concept of Working Wardrobe. This is a dedicated, hardworking group of people who are only interested in helping others.
“Thank you so much for all your hard work in setting this up. Your efforts have been amazing and what you have done will help countless people overcome employment barriers. Well done to everyone involved in this amazing scheme. ”