Funded by Awards for All
The project was a partnership between MEaP and Highway Hope to deliver a community employability training project to support those who are disadvantaged to learn and develop new employability skills, which led to sustainable opportunities within their local community. The project benefited those who were long-term unemployed, lone parents seeking to re-enter the labour market. They initially undertook training in basic numeracy, literacy skills and Information Computer Technology skills, identifying personal goals and devising an action plan which included up to 6 months volunteer work experience within one of our projects. This also included working in charity shop, gardening, environmental and recycling programme. This helped to increase the employability skills, such as good communication skills and confidence of local people giving back to their local community, as well as becoming active citizens.
This project complemented partners’ existing weekly activities to ensure that the learner could then be inducted on to the project. We aimed to facilitate the learner-journey specifically for people with disAbilities or chronic health conditions(including those with learning difficulties, mental health issues or drug and alcohol dependency issues, lone parents, people from black and ethnic minorities and women).
The sessions took place twice weekly at Highway Hope on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm from July 2016 to May 2017 and benefited up to 100 people during the term of the project.