Ferry Project runs programs funded or part-funded by The European Social Fund and The Big Lottery Community Fund.
Established in 1998, Ferry Project is an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.
The aim of Ferry Project is not simply to provide accommodation, but to give people the skills they need to enable them to live independently. These include life skills such as cooking and cleaning, education courses, vocational training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
We currently provide up to fifty bed spaces in Wisbech and engage with over three hundred clients per year. We are the largest provider for homelessness-related issues in the district, engaging with an estimated eighty percent of those who find themselves homeless in Fenland.
"Ferry Project provides a short-term interaction in an individual’s life when they have an immediate need. Once we carry them to their destination, they move on.”
Keith Smith, Founder & Director of Ferry Project
Our clients include people with financial problems, people fleeing domestic violence, people recovering from a family breakdown or from drug and alcohol abuse, young people leaving the care system, those who have been sexually abused, ex-offenders and those with simply nowhere else to go.
On entry to Ferry Project, individuals are assigned a key worker. The key worker will work with the individual client to assess that person’s need and create an individual support plan with self-determined goals. These goals may include referrals to partner agencies, and getting back in touch with family and friends.
Counselling and basic skills training are performed at the project’s headquarters, Octavia View, with additional educational courses provided at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech.Read More >
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The Queen Mary centre is a busy community centre serving over 1,000 visitors every week. We provide facilities for a variety of activities, events and clubs as well as hire-out venue space.
The HUB is the first point of contact for anyone needing to access Ferry Project services and sessions run from 1pm to 3pm weekdays at the Queen Mary Centre. The Hub provides referrals into our hostel or partner agencies and can offer a wide range of advice and support with homelessness and health issues.
The employability program aims to deliver support to any unemployed or economically inactive individuals that may need it.