Get support Services for you Pathways Courses Sign up by emailing us at: [email protected] Or fill in our referral form. Independent Living course starts Tuesday 21st July from 1pm – 2pm (2pm – 2.30pm Social - optional) Pre-Employment course starts Wednesday 22nd July from 1pm – 2pm (2pm – 2.30pm Social – optional) Courses will be delivered using Zoom as we can't do our usual group sessions. If you would like support accessing Zoom do get in touch with us. Our recent client survey gave us some great feedback! Thank you for such positive feedback and the many comments we’ve received to say how Pathways has made such a positive difference. 97% of participants reported an increase in confidence and 88% a reduction in stress and anxiety. From Independent Living participants: 86% feel more motivated to find work. 96% - Taking part had made a positive difference to them 97% - Increased confidence 88% - Reduced my stress and anxiety and solving problems. Pre-Employment clients 97% - Taking part had made a positive difference to them 97% - More confident 86% - Improved motivation for work "I’ve loved every aspect of the course. Everyone in the room has got more confidence. I know more about my options and what’s out there and I now have the confidence to pursue it”. “I was about to go into my shell but I’ve learned not to go there. I’ve made so many improvement since coming onto the course. It’s the best thing I’ve done”. Pathways Independent Living Skills and Pre Employability Courses Our Pathways courses are custom-made to help develop your essential skills for the future. Pathways is made up of two parallel eight week courses of weekly group sessions. The first is focused on independent Living skills, the second is more directly focused on pre-employment skills and getting ready to enter the workplace. You will be given the freedom to identify your own aspirations and the barriers that currently stand in your way; we'll work with you to use your shared experience to support one another on the course. Pathways is funded with the support of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. Pathways is made up of two parts: Independent Living Skills Pre-employability skills. You can start at either stage depending on what support you want. Independent living Skills Course Independent living skills can be important in your route to employment. The course covers the following: Confidence and aspirations Volunteering Travel confidence Money management Healthy eating and practical cookery What's next? Final action plan Pre Employability Course This course cover the following: Skills and motivation CV and applications Interview technique and practice Digital skills Mock interviews with local businesses and the work environment Support to apply for work and volunteering Each session lasts for 3 hours. Everyone who finishes the Independent Living Course is awarded a recognised ASDAN certificate. You can access these courses at different venues across Greater Manchester. If you would like to come on a Pathways course and want to know more, please contact us on [email protected] phone us on 0161 234 3950, text directly to 0793 994 3383 or drop into our office in person.