As part of Sally Gardens Christmas programme 2018, Santa is visiting all local schools in the Poleglass area, attended the Christmas junior disco on 20th December 6.30pm to 7.45pm and over one thousand section boxes will be handed out by Santa this week. Project funded and supported by Belfast City Council.
Congratulations to our ‘Building Your Future’ Project participants on completion of their City & Guilds Electrical Installation Level 1 qualification. Thank you for your hard work and participation. Project funded by European Social Fund, DfE, Urban Villages and supported through Belfast City Council Capacity Build Grant.
Poleglass Community Association @ Sally Gardens are delighted to have been successful in securing four year funding from the European Social Fund, Department for the Economy, match funding from Urban Villages and support from Belfast City Council Capacity Building Grant to deliver an employability themed project for the Colin area. Our Building Your Future project will stimulate capacity building and employment prospects for 360 unemployed, job seekers and economically inactive individuals, through the provision of an employability programme focusing on preparing individuals to access, prepare, secure and sustain labour market opportunities aligned to the initiatives arising from the significant public procurement capital investment programme across specifically the Colin area of West Belfast and the city growth in general. Michael George Chairperson of Poleglass Community Association @ Sally Gardens ‘Our Building Your Future Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents living in the Colin area who wish to improve their employment prospects through training with partners in the building, hospitality or tourism sectors. We are very hopeful this opens lots of new potential for our local community’. Órlaithí Flynn MLA ‘Many people from across the Colin area can now benefit from the ‘Building Your Future’ this is unique as it changes the method of help given to job seekers and people with barriers to employment through focussing specifically on providing more support for an individual’s needs to remove these barriers’ Linsey Farrell, Director of the Urban Villages Initiative commented, ‘The Urban Villages Initiative is working with the community in Colin to support new partnerships and major programmes tackling issues important to local people. The Building Your Future project will help adults and school leavers gain new skills, qualifications and the confidence to boost their job prospects. Partnership delivery with many groups and venues across Colin is building the capacity of this community to lead large scale and deliver new collaborative approaches to help residents and neighbourhoods to thrive.’
This programme is in partnership with Colin Safer Neighbourhood Project. Participants of the course will gain an insight into:
- Why people become involved in Anti-Social Behaviour;
- The impact that Anti-Social Behaviour has on a community;
- The positive and negative impact of identity on personal behaviour;
- How to address Community Safety issues;
- What is meant by the term Restorative Practice;
- The importance of Conflict Management Techniques.
An exciting new Employability and Training programme has been launched in Sally Gardens Community Centre. This programme is for any person over the age of 18 not in work and/or i economically inactive. i.e. not in work or receiving benefits. We can also support school leavers and people who work 16 hours a week or less. This programme is funded by European Social Fund, DfE,Urban Villages and Belfast City Council.
Programmes and support will be available to assist employment in all sectors but we have specific courses and programmes in sectors such as administration, construction, hospitality, beauty and health and social care. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 02890 627250.