Blue Watch Youth Centre continues to support young people, aged 16 to 18 , to gain further qualifications and work experience in order to equip them with confidence, employment and social skills to be able to progress into further education, training or employment. It currently offers the study programme (European Social Funded) in partnership with Springboard Trust. Any 16 to 18-year-olds, who are not in education, employment or training, may apply to join.
The programme consists of the AQA Personal Social Education Certificate, and the British Heart Foundation ‘Heart Start Certificate’. In addition, for anyone who does not have a GCSE Grade C in English or mathematics, tutors will provide sessions aimed at helping you to achieve these qualifications up to level 2. Subject to eligibility, daily meal vouchers and bursary payments are available. The programme runs from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm. Recent funding obtained from Virgin Money has led to this opportunity. Drop-in sessions are also available to do job search, complete paper or online applications and construct CVs. For more information, contact Denis Crompton, senior worker at Blue Watch Youth Centre, Burdon Lane, Ryhope, or ring 0191 521 4060, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers who would welcome some time to relax and share time to socialise and enjoy the company with others in a similar situation, are extended a warm invitation to come along to St Nicholas Church hall, Queen Alexandra Road, tomorrow from 10.30am until noon. Stephanie Clark (0191 522 6444),Vicar at St Nicholas, will be the lead for a new council-funded project which sees the church hall being used over the next 12 months as a welcoming ‘Community Connector Hub’, for people in and around St Michael’s ward. Stephanie will be working closely with local ward Coun Michael Dixon (0191 551 7090), and council officers. Please see the telephone numbers provided if you would like to find out more details
St Michael’s Residents’ Association will hold it AGM on Wednesday, April 13, commencing at 6.30pm, at the usual venue, Auckland Homes, Hill View Road.
Friends of Backhouse Park and Barley Mow Park will meet on Tuesday, April 12, at 7pm, at the Back on the Map building, Villette Road, when Pauline Hilton will give a talk on Backhouse Park/Hendon.
St Michael’s councillors, Michael Dixon, Margaret Forbes and Peter Wood, will hold a ward surgery on Wednesday, April 20, at St Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Queen Alexandra Road, between 10am and 11am.
A Northumbria Police ‘PACT’ meeting for St Michael’s ward will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at the usual venue, Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, at 6pm.
Thornholme Residents’ Association will meet on Monday, April 18, at Ashbrooke Sports Club, West Lawn, at 6pm.