Opportunities to gain qualifications, skills and employment.
For young people, getting their first job can be extremely difficult if they don’t have the necessary experience. And how do you get the experience if no one wants to give you a job? For a homeless person, getting a job or holding on to one, is equally as challenging. So, we continually strive to give our residents routes back into employment.
Life skills programme
One of the ways we do this is through our Life Skills programme, which gives our young people essential skills such as how to budget, cook and manage a tenancy.
Offered to all of our residents across all of our branches, it also includes how to look for a job or training and how to create a CV.
Our upcycling centre in Tunbridge Wells provides training for young people in upcycling skills, working with furniture and bikes. This is also an opportunity to learn valuable business and employability skills, such as administrative and IT tasks, promotional and marketing skills, financial awareness, health and safety training, customer service skills, team building and business development. Click here to find out more about our upcycling projects.
Our Horizon, training and education project provides training in carpentry and joinery to young people aged 16 – 19, who have SEN or disabilities, enabling them to gain vocational, personal and life skills with accredited qualifications, helping them back into school, further training, volunteering, apprenticeships or work – in short preparing them for adult life.
This project is located in West Kent and is backed up by every chance to improve functional skills (literacy and numeracy) as well as helping with personal & social development. Click here to find out more about the Horizon project.