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Community day fun to launch exciting new Learning Programme

A learning programme to help tenants of Severnside Housing develop new skills or build on existing ones was launched at a Community Day on Saturday 10 June 2017.

Held on the green in Maesbrook Road, Meole Brace, the Community Day gave tenants the chance to find out more about the great learning opportunities on offer, whilst enjoying an action-packed day out with their family and friends. Entertainment included a rodeo sheep, BBQ and horror make-up, along with the chance to win a light aircraft flight across Shropshire.

“My boys had a fantastic day out” said Rebecca Bailey, Mum of Joshua and Junior. “They loved taking part in all the fun activities and the training offered in the Learning Programme is excellent.”

Open to residents and the wider community, Severnside’s learning programme is jam-packed full of short courses and learning opportunities covering subjects like manual handling, City and Guilds Certificate in Online Basics and CSC Cards.

“We are delighted to be launching Severnside’s new learning programme,” said Housing Plus Group’s neighbourhoods director, Jan Goode.  “Whether you choose to come along to one of our job clubs, complete an online qualification, or just have fun discovering how to upcycle, there really is something for everyone, no matter what your age or ability.

“There are currently over 4,300 people in the Shrewsbury area claiming job seeking benefits, so a number of our training sessions are targeted at helping people get into work.   Anyone on Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit can also look out for the Claimant Commitment tick against courses which, subject to the agreement of their Job Centre Advisor, can count towards weekly commitment hours.”

Training is delivered by Severnside’s colleagues and partners including Social Telecoms, BBO Shropshire, County Training, Safer Food Group, Learn My Way, Virtual College, Shropshire RCC, Job Change and the Prince’s Trust.

For information about Severnside’s Learning Programme please visit www.severnsidehousing.co.uk



Front: Junior Groves. Back: Joshua Groves, Jan Goode, neighbourhoods director, Housing Plus Group, Skye Davies, Claire Poulson, sustainable communities officer, Severnside Housing, Taya Davies.