Focus on mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
Our October residents event saw engagement with local wellbeing and employment services
Last week, we hosted the latest in our series of events for residents to engage with local services and communities, with physical, mental, and financial wellbeing at their heart.
For October, we welcomed the Pret Foundation, Blossom, Change Please, and Money A&E. The Pret Foundation gave a presentation on their twelve-week Rising Star program aimed at hiring people at a range of roles, for anyone interested in returning to employment.
Blossom were with us to discuss their Togetherness Cafés, providing safe and welcoming spaces for people with lived experience. They will soon be running literacy and IT sessions for residents on-site at Anchor House, so we look forward to collaborating with them in the near future.
Collaboration is a key value at Your Place, so it was great to see referrals being made to the Pret Foundation and Blossom, but also: Change Please, a CSCS construction course, further employment opportunities, and support with CV advice.
Since this series of events started, we have seen a number of residents enter employment, take up training courses, receive CV advice and support, attend mock interviews, and attend wellbeing groups.
David Williams, our Community Partnerships Manager, said: “The aim of these events is to reconnect residents with their local community, and the services that sit within it; everything from employment and training to fitness and health. We were delighted to see residents registering their interest in the Pret ‘Rising Stars’ programme, and hope this will lead to exciting employment opportunities.”