A north-east charity has rolled out three new services after Covid-19 brought into “sharper focus” the needs of those it supports.
Aberdeen Cyrenians – which works with people who are homeless, fleeing abuse, or battling alcohol, drugs or mental health issues – has launched three new services and recruited 13 new staff members.
The new services include specialist support for survivors of historic abuse, a digital skills and computer donation scheme for homeless people, and a redesign of the charity’s Summer Street food hub.
Chief executive Mike Burns said: “Covid-19 has brought into sharper focus the impact that abuse and exclusion has on resilience and mental health, making survival in lockdown even more difficult.
“Despite the challenges of operating during Covid-19, we were determined to press ahead and bring these services alive to increase support to some of the most vulnerable people in our region who have really been struggling.
“At the same time, we’re thrilled that during these uncertain times with so many impacted by unemployment, we can offer these opportunities.”
Residential services leader Ruth Ogilvie said there were still some roles to be filled, and that training would be provided.
She added: “We would encourage people to consider how rewarding such important work can be in helping people to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives.”
To view the vacancies, visit www.weareac.org