M3 wins local Business Award

We were honoured to jointly win the title of Community Business of the Year at the recent Rossendale Business Awards. It was the first time that our charity had been nominated and we never expected to be collecting a trophy alongside The RAFT Foundation.

Project manager Alan Dorrington said: “We were delighted to collect the award and it endorses the excellent work carried out by the staff at M3, the householders and the young people. “It also highlights the positive outcomes our project achieves with our young people who are helped on their way to becoming independent young adults.”


We also held a very successful raffle that raised £448. Thank you to all the businesses that freely donated prizes to make it such a success:

Buckhurst Plant Hire, Rossendale

Flightdeck Experience, Stacksteads

Outdoor Elements, Burnley

Cartridge World, Rawtenstall

Tesco, Rawtenstall

Wynsors, Rossendale

Job opportunity at M3 Project – Householder Support Worker

We are seeking to recruit an outgoing, enthusiastic person to work with our team of volunteer Householders in support of young people on placement in our supported lodgings service.

Householder Support Worker

Salary: FTE £21817 – £23776 per annum pro rata (dependent upon experience)

Hours: 15 hours per week (days and hours of work to be agreed), holidays 25 days per annum pro rata

Key Accountability: To recruit, assess, and approve supported lodgings Householders with M3 Project, and support and train Householders in providing support for young people in lodgings placements.

This will be done through flexible contact on a face-to-face basis, regular support and supervision meetings and Annual Review of Householders, supporting Householders to complete Independent Living Skills modules with Young People and liaison with the Project Workers to sustain young people’s placements.

Working from the M3 Office in Rawtenstall but covering the East Lancashire footprint the post holder will manage the day to day requirements of our Householders who provide support for those young people on the Service.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential as is experience of working with young people and/or volunteers.

A full Drivers licence and access to a vehicle are also essential, as travel is an integral part of the role.

Some evening and out of hours work will be required from time to time.

M3 Project ensures safe recruitment processes and successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For a full Job Description and application, please email Alan Dorrington, Project Manager at aland@rossendalem3.org
Closing Date: 05 June 2015
Interviews 17 June 2015
Starting Date: 01 July 2015 (if possible)

M3 Project on Radio Lancashire

M3 took part in a live broadcast with BBC Radio Lancashire last week. Hosted at the home of one of our Householders Pauline, Sean McGinty interviewed Project Manager Alan Dorrington, Pauline and young person Raj, finding out about the project and the work we do. Listen again (until mid February 2015) on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gb899 with interviews at 2:09:45, 2:20:10, 2:36:00, 2:50:25

M3 launches it’s Sponsor a Room campaign

JUST 50p would help M3 Project provide a vulnerable young person with a room for a night.

M3 is based in Rawtenstall, but works with young people aged 16-25 throughout East Lancashire in Rossendale, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and soon in the Ribble Valley.

Project Manager Alan Dorrington said:

“We recently gained charitable status and know that our finances will be changing because local authorities face budget cuts. As a result, we are reviewing our income and have introduced three ways that people can help M3. They can Sponsor a Room for a vulnerable young person, make a one-off donation or agree to a monthly donation that can also be used to help our teenage family project.

Many people wrongly perceive homelessness to be a Manchester or London problem with people living in cardboard boxes, but it also affects rural areas, where people will ‘sofa surf’ seeking temporary accommodation in a friend’s house. M3 has been working in East Lancashire since 2003 and has helped hundreds of young people rebuild their lives.

By helping our organisation you are not just providing a vulnerable young person with a safe place they can call home, you are also helping them get access to training, education or work and learn life skills so they can go on to live independently.”

If you would like to Sponsor a Room for a young person or just make a donation to support our work, please visit our donation page here


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