Ferry Project runs programmes 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 eighty-eight 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.
Counseling 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.
Two women a week are killed as a result of domestic abuse. We want to change this and make a clear statement across Fenland that domestic violence is wrong. Will you help us?
See how Ferry Project is making life changing differences in your local community.
We have conference and educational facilities at Octavia View, as well as access to the Queen Mary Centre - your local community centre.
Octavia's Furniture Project is a unique shopping experience where you can buy an eclectic mix of old and new furniture and home wares at affordable prices - with the knowledge that all proceeds go to support the running of Ferry Project and other charities.
Our facilities support a number of events, classes and activities, many of which are free to attend.
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