York & Scarborough August 2018
01 August, 2018
Lone Parent Mentor team have fun on Scarborough Beach Clean
Jeni Golder, who is a Mentor on the Lone Parent project (an Action Towards Inclusion project), based in Scarborough, organised a beach clean with a number of her participants and their children on Saturday 7th July. It was a really hot day and everyone had a brilliant time.
Jeni says "There were 24 people who took part altogether and everyone got involved, even the 19month old twins! Everyone had a fantastic day, the mums and the kids did not know one another before and, as you can see from the photos, we are now a close group.
We are looking at doing it again next month as it was such a success! The best part about this project is being able to bring people together where normally they would be isolated."
The hub of activity
Both Opportunity Centres in York & North Yorkshire open their doors to lots of varied partners and colleagues who come to deliver and work out of our centres apart from the day to day work of customers accessing the centre for National Careers Service or Action Towards Inclusion support. Take a look at all the activity that takes place in our York centre - it really is a hub of activity!...
Colliergate, York is in a great position in the centre of York with its spacious and bright rooms. It is often frequented by a different groups and organisations who use the rooms to deliver from which compliments and supports the other contracts delivered from there.
York City Council - attend ESOL groups 3 times a week
Just Experience – who run small groups of intensive work with 50+ customers
HM Army Careers – attend both Scarborough and York centres
WEA (Workers Educational Association) – who run confidence courses for Action Towards Inclusion participants
Career Works – deliver NVQ training/assessments
Beyond 2030 – Self-employment course - for Action Towards Inclusion participants
Careers England – meetings and events
CYH - Careers Yorkshire and the Humber – meetings/events/board meetings
Aspire-igen Boards meetings
DWP/Apprenticeship HUB York/NCS – Apprenticeship Awareness sessions
Plus NCS Workshops on:
- Interview Skills and Techniques
- CV and Application Forms
- How to get that Job
It has become a focus for help, support and services to the adult community in the York area and beyond.
Emily completes 10k for Meningitis Now
Emily Porter from the National Careers Service team ran the Race for Life recently. Emily said "I’m delighted to say I completed my 10K on Monday in blistering sunshine in London – and I managed to raise just under £1500 for Meningitis Now. Thank you SO much to all you lovely people who have sponsored me – I really do appreciate every penny."
Well done Emily, you've raised lots of money for an amazing cause.
Scarborough aspire-igen team complete Race for Life despite World Cup clash
The aspire-igen team who took part in the Race for life on the evening of 11th July was made up of Jeni Golder, Rachel Earnshaw and her friend Mary, Julie Hall (who left us at the end of March) and Jeni’s friend Chloe. The event, which clashed with England’s world Cup semi-final match, never-the-less had hundreds of runners together with lots of supporters, some of whom listened to the match and kept those waiting for the triumphant runners to return up to date with the score! The aspire-igen team did really well and managed to beat their time from last year.
This was a brilliant effort and a great charity to support – well done Scarborough aspire-igen team!
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