Jul. 15Community News, NewsComments Off on Over 100 people succeed with Swan’s Training and Employment programme
Swan’s Resident Involvement and Community Development team held a graduation ceremony at The Beech Community Hub to celebrate more than 100 residents who have gained formal qualifications through an innovative Training and Employment programme.
Working together with partners including Clarion Futures and course provider, WEA, the training courses are designed to help people gain the skills needed for work and, many of the participants, have already secured work placements and jobs directly related to their courses.
The innovative Training and Employment scheme offers free, certificated training to Swan residents. Since September 2018 residents have completed courses in:
Introduction to Becoming a Teaching Assistant
CACHE/NCFE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
Introduction to Sign Language
Help your Child Manage Stress and Anxiety.
Introduction to Counselling
Strategies to Support Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Differences
Confidence Building and Self Esteem
Mental Health Course
Paediatric Emergency First Aid
Mobile Phone Repair
Laura, who has completed many of the courses, said: “these courses have changed my life!”. Course tutors have commented on the difference they’ve observed in Laura, how her self-esteem and confidence has improved. She has used her new found skills and confidence to get a job in a school.
Caroline Richardson, Swan’s Head of Resident Involvement and Community Development said “Congratulations to everyone who has completed a course. At Swan we are dedicated to improving our communities. This means we do more than simply provide homes; we actively support people to gain skills that help them to improve their employment prospects.”
The Beechwood Community Centre has been relaunched to promote the Centre and the amazing projects being delivered there.
Food, drink and music was enjoyed by everyone who attended, and there was an opportunity to have a go at some of our activities. There was boxing and table tennis for those who wanted to get active, arts and crafts for those who wanted to get creative, and our Community Cuppa for those who just wanted to sit back, relax and read the days newspapers. We even had a face painter and balloon maker who entertained both children and adults alike!
Over 60 residents came along to the event, 10 of whom signed up to take part in our projects, including the new Count Me In campaign. This campaign is aimed at encouraging and empowering residents to develop and deliver projects for residents with the support of Swans Community Development Team.
The Beech is a key asset in building a strong and vibrant community and we look forward to hosting many more successful events in the future!
A superb Christmas party this afternoon at #TheBeechHub. Thanks to Beechwood Village Community Trust, Uncle Kams & Nisa Locally for the food and refreshments and all the residents that came along to enjoy the afternoon with us. Merry Christmas!
Free half-day workshop, with an opportunity to go on and complete more advanced courses within the Teaching and Learning in Schools Sector. Training is Monday 24 September 9.30am until 12 noon. Designed to introduce you to the basic principles of British Sign Language (BSL).
For more info and to book your place call Ade on 07725 660425 or email [email protected]
The necessary works to connect the storm drainage on Beechwood West to that on Britten Avenue have been delayed. They will now take place from the 30 July for a period of 4 weeks. The delayed start is unfortunate, but this will mean that the works are now carried out during the quieter school holiday period. During these works a section of Britten Avenue and Peterborough Way will be closed.
Please see the image which shows the diversion route that will be in place throughout the works.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Stanley Offord, Graduate Development Manager, Mob: 07341 563004 DDI: 01277 315234 or via email: [email protected]