The Area Council Manager updated Members with regard to the performance of the Anti-Poverty Community Outreach, Clean and Green and Now You’re Cooking projects. To date, 205 people have accessed the CAB/DIAL service, with 50 clients receiving advice relating to benefit gains, which should bring in an estimated £177,053 of income to the North Area, benefitting both the individual and the economy. It was highlighted that The Forge have needed time to learn about the demographics of the North Area and become familiar with local groups, which has led to a slow start to the project, although milestones have still been achieved. The Now You’re Cooking project has also met and exceeded its targets, although unfortunately two scheduled courses were cancelled for Roundhouse Resource Centre and St John Evangelist Church, Staincross.
RESOLVED that Members note the Project Performance Reports