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The Wallich Launches New Learning and Development Project in Cardiff
The Wallich will be launching a new project in Cardiff on Wednesday 10th October at their Learning Centre on Pendyris Street.
The ‘Streets Ahead’ Cardiff and Vale Project emerges out of the success of sister projects in Bridgend and Swansea and works to improve life skills and employability for homeless and vulnerable adults who want to improve their skills, gain qualifications and grow in confidence for work, life, volunteering and further study or training.
Sharon Morris, Client Learning and Development Manager, says:
“Thanks to the continued support of the Big Lottery, The Wallich is able to extend its activities to support vulnerable adults across Cardiff and The Vale. This project provides a vital service to all those disadvantaged individuals who are affected by homelessness and substance misuse and find it difficult to access education and training services.”
Participants in the ‘Streets Ahead Project will undertake training and personal development courses, group work and other opportunities to help them become ‘work ready’.
The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (Feantsa) National Report for United Kingdom states:
“Although 77% of homeless people report that they would like to gain employment now, it is estimated that less than 10% are actively seeking work”.
Through Streets Ahead’s group learning activities and specially designed qualifications vulnerable people will be supported into learning and gain the skills, qualifications and confidence to increase their chance of taking on sustainable employment and lifestyles.
Maxine Rhodes, Client Learning and Development Mentor at The Project says:
“This project has been developed with our clients in mind and will work to support individuals to achieve their learning and employment goals. We have had great support from volunteers from the beginning and will be extending our volunteer opportunities. We are very grateful to all our supporters and especially those Wallich clients who helped paint the project office to get it ready for open day”
Streets Ahead will offer, in partnership with Ecom Learning Solutions, over fifty E-learning courses. These courses cover skills such as Literacy and Numeracy, Essentials Skills for Work, Microsoft IT Packages and many more.
They will also offer the chance to complete the British Safety Council Level 1 Health and Safety at Work Certificate, and Food Hygiene and First Aid Certificates.
At the launch event, attendees will have the opportunity to talk to current Streets Ahead clients from Bridgend and Swansea, and to meet the team who will be taking the Cardiff and Vale project forward.
Streets Ahead Cardiff and Vale Launch Event
Wednesday 10th October
The Learning Centre, 3 Pendyris Street, Cardiff, CF11 6RJ
11am to 4pm (a light lunch served between 12pm and 2pm)
To find out more about the Streets Ahead Project – Please contact:
Maxine Rhodes, Client Learning and Development Mentor
The Wallich Streets Ahead Cardiff & Vale Project