Funding granted to help those at risk

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Services for young job hunters and homeless people are getting more than £500,000 in Lottery funding.

Broxtowe Youth Homelessness is getting £234,503 to expand its work helping people who are homeless.

It will train people to be peer educators who will deliver workshops to year ten and 11 students in schools.

It is hoped they will cut the risk of homelessess by highlighting support services.

Kay Verity, the scheme’s project manager, said: “Our peers who all have experienced homelessness bring reality into the classroom by sharing their own experiences with other young people.”