Browns Community Services focuses on working with some of the most socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in communities across parts of south east England. It aims to transform lives and build more inclusive and stronger communities. Various programmes and courses are run, including advocacy work, empowerment and skills-provision, and around 150 people are supported each year.
Funding from Allen Lane has been offered to contribute towards the Rebuild – Roma Family Support Programme. This work is building on a pilot project in summer 2019 that Browns ran with Slough Youth Offending Services to benefit Roma families where a child is, or may be, at risk of exploitation. A part-time worker will assist with support around accessing employment, housing advice, money and finances advice, parenting skills and family issues, exploitation from criminal gangs, and community inclusion. The programme aims to work with around 40 Roma families.