Live Well

Our live well programme of work provides opportunities for local people to develop their skills and knowledge as well as offer the skills and knowledge they have about where they live to help make their neighbourhood a better place to live.

Our team of Development Workers, most of who are themselves local residents work with local people to build on their own strengths to develop projects and facilitate connections with other services being offered within the area.

Learning

Our learning programme is delivered throughout the year at local community venues.

Tech and Tea – A 5 week course for older people (65+ years) designed to give people who have never touched a computer before some basic digital skills, including turning devices on and off safely, installing and using apps, and Google searching to solve problems. Participants can apply for a heavily subsidised, reduced cost laptop/tablet/dongle after completing the course. Tech and Tea is funded by Public Health. We also offer follow up support to people who have completed a Tech and Tea course at a monthly drop-in.

Basic IT – This is a follow on 5 week course from Tech and Tea where learners explore their technology skills in more detail. Learners can achieve a bronze community reporting award.

Basic IT+ – This is a follow on 5 week course from Basic IT and learners explore how to take photos, making short videos and uploading stories to a website. Learners can achieve a silver community reporting award.

Lunch and Learn – These half day sessions are delivered for older residents based around a theme. Partner organisations provide knowledge on a subject and those attending enjoy a lunch together to share their learning. A pack of information is provided for people to take home so they can embed their learning.

Kickstart Plus – Employability Level One – A 5 week course linked to the physical regeneration in the area. The course provides learners with skills and knowledge to apply for job roles in a number of areas. The course includes volunteering, work experience and can lead to either work experience or apprenticeship roles. All learners are invited to an interview for a job role either on site or with a partner organisation. Learners also complete their employability level one qualification.

Adult Education Level Three – A course that takes place over 3 months designed to give people the skills needed to deliver community learning courses in the community.

If you would like to register for any of these opportunities, click here to fill out an enquiry form.

Volunteering

We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities including:

Catering – You will work with our Food Matters Development Worker to provide healthy food options for our childcare as well as develop your customer services skills in providing healthy food options in the café. If you can spare a minimum of 3 hours a week you will gain hands on experience in catering and a level 2 food safety qualification.

Early years – You will work with our childcare team to provide a quality childcare provision. If you can spare 3 hours a week you will gain hands on experience in childcare and a certificate in paediatric first aid.

Environmental Champions – You will work with our neighbourhood development worker to support a programme of environmental projects including looking after our neighbourhood green space, supporting our community clean ups and awareness raising environmental work. If you can spare 1 hour a week you will gain hands on experience in environmental management.

Office administration – You will work within our core staff team supporting a range of projects. If you can spare 2 hours per week you will gain hands on experience of working in an office environment.

Click here to see our current volunteer opportunities.

Forums

Community Forums are an opportunity to meet with other local residents to develop project ideas which with the support of the neighbourhood development worker you can be involved in putting into action.

Forum dates for 2018 are:

Lower Kersal Forum, Salford Sports Village, Littleton Road, Salford, M7 3NQ
Thursday 19th April, 6pm and Thursday 18th October, 1pm

Charlestown Forum, St Sebastian’s community centre, Douglas Green, Salford, M6 6ES
Thursday 26th July, 6pm and Thursday 25th October, 3pm

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