Activities, Training and Work Placements

Life Skills

Life Skills

The Life Skills project works with people who are vulnerable – this may be due to loneliness, mental health issues, addictions or problems with confidence. Courses are free and in the last year we worked with 156 people on 30 different courses. There are lots of different opportunities on offer;  both creative and practical. Our hope is that those who engage with our courses see positive benefits on their health and well-being and that the new skills acquired can be used  as a step towards further training and employment. We also work individually with people depending on need.

 

Courses include creative writing, art, an IT drop-in, money management, cookery, food hygiene,  music therapy, gardening and photography.

 

Download the PDF timetable for our latest courses:

Genesis Life Skills Activities – September- October 2017

 

To take part in a course or to volunteer please contact Denise or Matt: denise@genesistrust.org.uk / matt@genesistrust.org.uk / 01225 438362

 

Our Impact

Last year, Life Skills helped 156 clients ,  with the help of 33 dedicated volunteers. Of these 156 people, 23 were referred onto further education or training and a further 40 were referred on to other agencies, support groups or volunteering.

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We provide volunteering opportunities,  work placements and apprenticeships, involving customer service tasks and van driver duties.