The Initiative Factory and is based in Hope Street, Liverpool, and provides benefits advice and tribunal representation, employment law advice and debt advice
Port of Liverpool owner Peel Ports is backing a Merseyside charity which helps some of the city’s most vulnerable gain access to the financial support they are entitled to.
The Hope Advice Centre was established with the objectives of relieving poverty, sickness and hardship, and advancing education in Merseyside.
Today the charity operates as The Initiative Factory and is based in Hope Street, Liverpool. It provides benefits advice and tribunal representation, employment law advice and debt advice to individuals and families.
Peel Ports has made a donation of £5,000 to The Initiative Factory and has also offered its support to develop the awareness of the charity locally and amongst its own staff at the Port of Liverpool.
Over the last five years The Initiative Factory has obtained an estimated £2.5m in additional benefit for residents of Liverpool. It is run completely by volunteers with no paid staff. The funds donated by Peel Ports will help support the running of the charity.
David Huck, managing director – Group Ports at Peel Ports, said: “We’re delighted to give our full support to The Initiative Factory at a time when so many people in Liverpool are struggling to access the services and support which they desperately need.
“Liverpool is a city which prides itself on its compassion and strength of community, and at Peel Ports we share this philosophy. That’s why we are proud to be working with The Initiative Factory to deliver support to individuals and families which need it most.”
Tony Nelson from The Initiative Factory, added: “The money donated by Peel Ports is greatly appreciated and the funding will enable The Initiative Factory to attend more home visits and assessments.
“Home visits are especially important to identify any problems early. Many of our clients are seriously ill or disabled and the support we provide can mean a world of difference to their quality of living.”