In order to equip young people with the life skills they require to progress and thrive our support workers and house parents carry out training and teaching programmes focused around independent living skills, English language and extracurricular activities.
Our extracurricular activities primarily focus on equipping young people with skills that they will be able to utilise in the workplace such as film making, music production, woodwork, hair and beauty and photography. Though this is not an exhaustive list, we are passionate to ensure that young people develop the skills they need and pursue their own interests and dream. That is why we are constantly seeking input and feedback from the young people we work with to shape and develop future provision. In doing so we are able to ensure that we are meeting their needs and assisting them the best we possibly can to achieve their goals.
Although all of these sessions will be carried out in house by our staff we also seek to connect young people into the wider community and with other organisations who will be able to assist them in further developing these skills. We will refer young people to other organisations who are able to offer them specialist training in areas we cannot and work alongside other organisations in order to provide the most complete training.
We also recognise that it is important for young people to be able to spend time together with friends and also engage with the community around them. This allows them to develop important social skills and understanding of themselves and others which is also crucial in their future success and happiness. Therefore, we also carry out extracurricular activities that are intended to assist young people in having fun, staying healthy and connecting with others. These activities may be sports, trips out or social events.