Well done and congratulations to participants on our Building Your Future Project who have completed their DIY Maintenance Course achieving their Level 1 qualification. The group learnt basic practical skills and enhanced their knowledge on plumbing and electrical installations.
As part of our Department for Communities Employability Skills Development Programme 38 participants completed Level 2 Certificate in Holistic Health and Complementary Therapies qualification, designed to provide an understanding of the importance of one’s own health/well-being and the theory and practice associated with holistic health and well-being. Participants developed an understanding of the impact of nutrition, stress and emotions on health/well-being and how this can be alleviated using complementary therapies.
Our Training Calendar for April 2021 to March 202 is now available. There are a number of accredited and non-accredited training opportunities & qualifications and taster workshops available. If you would like to secure a place on any of the courses/workshops, please contact one of the team on 028 90627250.
In the absence of face to face recruitment events, we have utilized all engagement methods , Zoom, Facebook, UTUBE Channel and our online training platform as a key tools for engagement with both current and potential participants. We have continued to post regularly about upcoming courses many of which have been delivered online. During lockdown, participants completed an online cookery programme whereby they received weekly videos which they were tasked with making. The participants then took photographs of their masterpieces and forwarded these onto the tutor. They were able to complete both units of their qualification through information received in the videos and regular sessions on telephone and/or in group chats. Regular group and one to one mentoring sessions have also been carried out both via Zoom and in person each week at the Colin Allotments. These sessions have proved to be beneficial to the participants and helps us recognise who needs additional support and/or signposted. Our Horticulture project has been extremely successful delivered at Colin Allotments for further programme details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poleglass Community Association @ Sally Gardens have been out and about in the community delivering a range of support services as part of The Warm Well and Connected programme funded by Department for Communities. The programme has been extremely successful in tackling and mitigating the ill-effects of the pandemic on people, families and communities. The Healthy Living Centre Alliance across the region have been supported by the Department for Communities to deliver a host of online workshops and programmes to help us get connected, take care of ourselves and learn new skills. The programmes and workshops are completely free to access. Whether you go for our regional or local programmes you will be welcomed. Warm, Well and Connected is there for you as we all try to take care of ourselves and others during winter. Department for Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, announcing the fund, said: “I am acutely aware of the detrimental impact the pandemic has had on people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, so addressing loneliness and isolation, emotional wellbeing and financial hardship relating to household bills, is a key focus of this support. This funding will be directly targeted at the most vulnerable, including children and young people; carers; older people; people living with a disability; and anyone who has lost income as a result of Covid-19″. For further details on the programme please follow the link www.hlcalliance.org.